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Indian Journal of Pathology: Research and Practice

Volume  10, Issue 1, JAN-MARCH 2021, Pages 39-43


Original Article

Record Based Study of the Burden of Benign Breast Lesions among Adults in Tamilnadu
M. Kanmani Devi1, S Boobalan2
1,2Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Karpagam Faculty of Medical Sciences and Research, othakalmandapam Coimbatore 32, Tamilnadu 641021, India.
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Background: Globally the demand for blood is increasing in day to day clinical practice but there has been a significant gapmismatch in the demand and supply of blood. It is essential to raise awareness regarding voluntary blood donation (VBD), as bloodis an essential therapeutic measure in the management of trauma, malignancies, hemtological and certain congenital disorders in the pediatric population. . The present study was carried out to evaluate the level of knowledge, attitude and practices regarding voluntary nonremunerated blood donation among engineering students. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted over a period of 3 months among 300 Engineering college students. A three-part questionnaire on knowledge, attitude and practices was administered. Data was entered and analyzed using SPSS software. Results: The level of knowledge, attitude and practices regarding voluntary blood donation was 96%, 86% and76% respectively. There was a statistically significant difference in the level of knowledge between female and male students with male students demonstrating higher level of knowledge compared to female students (p<0.05). Conclusion: Although the present study has shown high levels of attitude towards VBD, there exists a gap between attitude and practices, which could be influenced by poor level of knowledge. It is important to provide adequate knowledge and motivation towards nonremunerated, voluntary blood donation by creating adequate awareness across the younger population. Key words: Blood transfusion; Non remunerated donors; KAP study; voluntary donation.

Corresponding Author : S Boobalan