A behavior model for blood donors and marketing strategies to retain and attract them
Aldamiz-Echevarría González de Durana, Covadonga
Aguirre García, María Soledad
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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem 22(3) 2014 : 467-475 (2014) // Aricle ID 3398.2439
Objective: analyze and propose a theoretical model that describes blood donor decisions to help staff working in blood banks (nurses and others) in their efforts to capture and retain donors. Methods: analysis of several studies on the motivations to give blood in Spain over the last six years, as well as past literature on the topic, the authors' experiences in the last 25 years in over 15 Non Governmental Organizations with different levels of responsibilities, their experiences as blood donors and the informal interviews developed during those 25 years. Results: a model is proposed with different internal and external factors that influence blood donation, as well as the different stages of the decision-making process. Conclusion: the knowledge of the donation process permits the development of marketing strategies that help to increase donors and donations.