Teaching Programme on Blood Donation Awareness among Chennai Government School Students
Author(s): AR. Bharathi*
Blood is a focused body fluid in humans and other animals which makes many key roles within the body. Blood has always been one of the basic necessities of human life. Blood transfusion plays a vital role in saving the life of those patients needful transfusion. Ignorance, fear and misconception about blood donations and lack of voluntary blood donation societies are major limitations in emerging countries to facilitate voluntary blood donation. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have framed guidelines and introduced relative programs to promote safe, unremunerated and voluntary blood donation programs in countries. In this regard, the present study was designed to educate the higher secondary children of a school about blood donation through a video-assisted TV program and testing them before and after the video about on knowledge about blood donation. The data clearly indicates that the post-test value of mean is high which shows that the video assisted teaching was highly effective and statistically significant. Hence, it is concluded from the present study that information education and communication activities plays an important role in creating awareness on blood donation among the young generation especially in rural areas.