Recruiting and retaining plasmapheresis donors: A critical belief analysis

Bagot, Kathleen L., Masser, Barbara M., White, Katherine M., & Starfelt, Louise C. (2015) Recruiting and retaining plasmapheresis donors: A critical belief analysis. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 52(3), pp. 350-357.

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This paper identifies critical beliefs underpinning intentions to commence and continue plasmapheresis donation. Whole blood (n = 624) and first-time plasmapheresis (n = 460) donors completed a cross-sectional survey assessing the belief-base of the theory of planned behaviour and rated their plasmapheresis donation intentions. While the idea of red blood cells being returned was a key deterrent for all donors, critical beliefs underlying commencement and continuation in the plasmapheresis donor panel differed and varied as a function of blood donation history. Findings will assist the development of targeted persuasion messages to optimise recruitment and retention of plasmapheresis donors in a non-remunerated context.

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ID Code: 84757
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Louise Starfelt is the maiden name of Louise Starfelt Sutton
Keywords: Plasmapheresis, Blood donors, Critical beliefs, Recruitment, Retentions
DOI: 10.1016/j.transci.2015.03.005
ISSN: 1473-0502
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution; Non-Commercial; No-Derivatives 4.0 International: [DOI]
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2015 00:42
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 07:33

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