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Estudio de factores socioculturales relacionados con la donación voluntaria de sangre en las Américas

Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública (Impact Factor: 0.85). 01/2003; DOI: 10.1590/S1020-49892003000200008
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ABSTRACT OBJETIVO: Obtener información de base sobre los conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas relacionados con la donación voluntaria de sangre, así como la capacidad instalada de los bancos de sangre para la atención de donantes. MÉTODOS: El estudio se realizó en 15 países de la Región: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, República Dominicana y Venezuela, con la cooperación técnica de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, oficina regional de la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Se utilizó una metodología formativa cualitativa mediante entrevistas a donantes, público en general y personal de salud, así como observación directa, grupos focales, pruebas de conocimientos y revisión documental. RESULTADOS: Se identificaron el conocimiento de las personas sobre la donación, sus creencias, percepciones y actitudes, sus barreras y motivaciones, al igual que los medios más eficaces para transmitir el mensaje a favor de la donación voluntaria. CONCLUSIONES: Esta información servirá como base para diseñar una estrategia en los países encaminada a promover la captación y lealtad de los donantes voluntarios de sangre. Esta estrategia podrá ser el sustento para llevar a la práctica los cambios necesarios en la atención y motivar a los donantes a regresar con regularidad a donar sangre.

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