Blood Donations: Attitudes, Safety and Future Directions


Antoinette Luna (Editor)

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: MED062000

This book discusses the global attitudes regarding blood donations, its safety and future directions. Chapter One provides a brief overview of the ethics of blood donations. Chapter Two focuses on the epidemiological aspects of the hepatitis C virus infection among seekers of serological tests in blood banks in Pará, Brazilian Amazon. Chapter Three discusses statistical control of the production of blood components using variables and attributes charts, and capacity indexes. Chapter Four demonstrates the use of cluster analysis and item response theory for the assessment of transfusion-related knowledge of nurses. Chapter Five reviews a quantitative/qualitative approach to better understand motivations of apheresis donors in Quebec, Canada. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Ethics and Blood Donation: A Brief Overview
Jean-Daniel Tissot and Olivier Garraud (Interregional Blood Service SRC, Epalinges, and Faculté de Biologie et de Médecine, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, and others)

Chapter 2. Epidemiological Aspects of Hepatitis C Virus Infection among Seekers of Serological Tests in Blood Bank in Pará, Brazilian Amazon
Tiago P. O. Andrade, Adriana S. C. Pimenta, Priscila R. Rezende, Rubenilson C. Valois, José A. B. Crescente, Márcia F. M. Rojas, Márcia C. M. Chagas, Luciana M. C. Maradei-Pereira, José Alexandre R. Lemos, and Aldemir B. Oliveira-Filho, Institute for Coastal Studies (Federal University of Pará, Bragança PA, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. Statistical Control of the Production of Blood Components using Variables and Attributes Charts, and Capability Indexes
Paulo Pereira (Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Use of Modern Test Theoretical Instruments (Item Response Theory: IRT) at First Time in Objective Measurement of Nurses’ Transfusion-Related Knowledge – A Hungarian Survey
Veronika Rajki and Mária Csóka (Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter 5. A Quantitative/Qualitative Approach to Better Understand the Donation Motivations of Apheresis Donors in Quebec, Canada
Johanne Charbonneau, Marie-Soleil Cloutier and Balia Fainstein (Research Chair of Social Aspect of Blood Donation, INRS Urbanisation Culture Société, Montreal, QC, Canada)



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