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Aim of our study

To assess the knowledge and practice about blood donation among medical students.

Materials and methods

A questionnaire based cross sectional study was conducted among first year MBBS students studying at Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad. A questionnaire with 19 questions on knowledge and practice on blood donation was given to the students. The data so obtained were entered into microsoft excel and statistical analysis was done.


Knowledge regarding blood donation was average 94(71.2 %) among the students. 92.4% of the students agreed that blood donation is harmless procedure, 81.8% could tell about the screening tests done before donating blood and only 9% had knowledge regarding the age limit for blood donors. All 132 of our students who participated in the study had never donated blood, the reasons given were 56% of were never been asked to donate and 33.3% had fear of needles, sight of blood. 


This study highlights the importance of incorporating  effective awareness programmes as well as creating sufficient opportunities to these students in order to achieve 100% voluntary blood donation.


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How to Cite
Dr. Vibha Rani, & Dr. R. Shyamala. (2021). First year medical student’s knowledge and practice on blood donation: a questionnaire based cross sectional study. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, 7(1), 35-39. Retrieved from


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