Assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding blood donation among adults in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

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Department of Health promotion and Environmental Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin


The aim of this research was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of adults in Ado-Ekiti regarding blood donation. It was a non-experimental descriptive design that utilized structured questionnaire to collect data from 196 respondents using multistage sampling technique. Data collected were analysed manually and were presented in tables, pie charts, histograms and bar charts. The findings revealed that majority (96.9%) of the respondents had adequate knowledge of blood donation. 33.7% of the respondents expressed fear of donating blood and 73% of the respondents will readily donate to a close relative in need of blood. 33.7% of the respondents had never donated blood before while 39.8% of the respondents have donated blood once. The respondents had a good knowledge about blood donation. However their attitude towards blood donation just fair and the practice toward donating blood was poor



Knowledge, attitudes, practices and blood donation