Assessing anxiety levels and empathic tendency in blood and platelet donors


Kilic S. C. , Dogan E., Sevimligul G., YÜCEL B. , BOLAT F. , KAVAKCI Ö. , ...More

TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE, vol.48, no.3, pp.297-300, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transci.2013.04.002
  • Title of Journal : TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-300

Abstract

In spite of a constantly-increasing requirement for blood transfusion in the world, blood donation does not exhibit an increase at the same rate. In Turkey with a population of 74 million, only 15 per 10,000 people donate blood regularly and rate of voluntary blood donation is very low compared to developed countries. The aim of this study is to determine empathic level of donors and anxiety levels of blood and platelet donors and also to enable comfort and motivation of donors by taking precautions for reducing their anxieties.