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Table 2 Distribution of the study participants in relation to practice of blood donation, University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, April, 2014 (n = 142)

From: Blood donation practice and its associated factors among health professionals of University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variable Frequency %
Number of times donated (n = 142)
 Once 70 49.3
 Twice 43 30.3
 Three times or more 29 20.4
Time after the last donation (n = 142)
 Current donors 47 33.1
 Elapsed donors 31 23.2
 Never donors 63 43.7
Feeling after donating blood
 Comfortable/positive 80 56.3
 Some discomfort/indifferent 62 43.6
Family member ever received blood (n = 427)
 No 349 82.4
 Yes 78 17.6
Source of the blood received by the family member (n = 73)
 Other family member/relative 36 49.3
 Ethiopian Red Cross Society 30 41.1
 Other sourcesa 7 9.6
  1. aFrom other volunteer donors, some receives money as compensation