- 福井工業大学研究紀要 Memoirs of Fukui University of Technology (ISSN:18844456)
- no.48, pp.142-147, 2018
According to a recent report, the blood donation population has declined in Japan. We examined the measures required to improve blood donation participation among university students in Japan. The study subjects were classified into three groups based on their frequency of blood donation: "frequently," "no donation in the past year," and "unexperienced." Each group was subjected to different sets of interview questions, and the answers were analyzed using Cochran's Q test. The "frequent" blood donors tended to believe that "my blood is helpful for somebody." Conversely, the other two groups tended not to donate blood owing to busyness reasons. We identified that the number of blood donors can be increased by reducing the waiting time. In addition to this, increasing the number of bloodmobiles may be effective.