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dc.contributor.authorM. Masser, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorM. White, Katherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorK. Hyde, Melissaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Terry, Deborahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:02:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:02:51Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2013-10-02T22:41:17Z
dc.identifier.issn15329496en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tmrv.2008.02.005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/52773
dc.description.abstractWith an ever-increasing demand on blood supplies worldwide, there is an immense need to ensure a safe and sufficient supply of blood products. However, recruiting and retaining blood donors remain key challenges for blood agencies. In an attempt to address these problems, researchers have identified a range of sociodemographic, organizational, physiological, and psychological factors that influence people's willingness to donate blood. Although past research has largely focused on donor recruitment, in particular, demographic variables associated with blood donation behavior, the issue of donor retention has become increasingly important. A growing number of studies have also highlighted the role of psychological factors in explaining, predicting, and promoting blood donation behavior. In line with recent trends in blood donation research, the present article reviews the contributions of, and current directions in, psychological research on blood donation attitudes and behavior, with special emphasis on donor return and repeat blood donation behavior. Although there is overlap between factors that predict the initiation and the maintenance of blood donation behavior, it is suggested that changes in motivation and the development of self-identity as a blood donor are crucial for understanding the processes whereby first-time donors become repeat donors.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherW.B. Saundersen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom215en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto233en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTransfusion Medicine Reviewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170106en_US
dc.titleThe Psychology of Blood Donation: Current Research and Future Directionsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2008 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2008
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