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Table 2 Level of knowledge of WSUTRH health care workers towards blood donation, 2017

From: Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice and associated factors of blood donation among health care workers in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Questions Category N %
Do you know common blood groups? Yes 215 98.6
No 3 1.4
Do you know your blood group? Yes 205 94
No 13 6
What is your blood group?b A+ 40 19.5
A- 10 4.9
B+ 50 24.4
B- 10 4.9
AB+ 19 9.2
AB- 8 3.9
O+ 59 28.8
O- 9 4.4
Can a person be infected by receiving blood transfusion? Yes 190 87.2
No 28 12.8
What diseases are transmissible by blood transfusion? HIV, HBV &HCV 169 77.5
Syphilis, Malaria, and CMV 17 7.8
Other diseasesa 32 14.7
How often an individual donate blood? Monthly 3 1.4
Three monthly 140 64.2
Six monthly 58 26.6
Annually 12 5.5
I don’t know 5 2.3
Who should donate blood? Men, women & healthy 195 89.4
Old > 60 yrs., young< 18 yrs. vulnerable group & diseased 23 10.6
What volume of blood is collected during each donation? < 500 ml 164 75.2
500-1000mls 45 20.7
I Don’t know 9 4.1
What is the duration of the donation process? 20 min 74 34
20–60 min 118 54.1
I don’t know 26 11.9
What is your primary source of information about blood donation? Training/school/college 112 51.4
Health facility 53 24.3
Mass media 39 17.9
Others 13 6
Have no information 1 0.5
  1. aTyphoid fever, Typhus fever, Relapsing fever bThirteen respondents did not know their blood group