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Table 8 Blood donor’s knowledge about blood donation

From: Motivational factors for blood donation, potential barriers, and knowledge about blood donation in first-time and repeat blood donors

Knowledge variables Number Percent
Minimum age for blood donation
 < 17 years 59 16.86
 17–18 years 126 36.00
 > 18 years 165 47.14
Maximum number of donations in a year
 Once 81 23.14
 Twice 93 26.57
 Thrice 132 37.71
 Four or more times 44 12.57
Interval between two blood donations
 < 4 months 136 38.86
 4 months 152 43.43
 5 or more months 62 17.71
Does donated blood expire
 Yes 264 75.43
 No 86 24.57
HIV/AIDS affected persons can donate blood
 Yes 30 8.60
 No 319 91.40