A new blood donation program has found that people who donate to blood banks are less likely to need to stay in a hospital and are less stressed by their experience, according to a study released Wednesday.
The researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University Of Minnesota have been studying the ways that people donate to hospitals for years, finding that they are less stressful, more likely to feel safe and more motivated to donate blood.
Researchers in the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), looked at more than 1,400 volunteers in New York City and found that the volunteers who participated in the program felt better about the experience of donating and less stressed about their hospitalization.
“This study suggests that people are less anxious about donation and less likely than the general population to need hospitalization after they donate,” study lead author Dr. Joanna M. Wojcicki, a professor of public health at the University at Buffalo, told Medscape Medical News.
“The participants in this study were more relaxed and less nervous than the rest of the participants in our study.
They were able to donate more freely and have less anxiety about hospitalization, and they felt less anxious and less stress about their donations.”
The study found that donating blood to hospitals can be stressful for donors because they have to follow strict guidelines and they must pay for treatment for patients in the hospital, and there is a risk of infection.
“We’re trying to get to the point where we can get people to donate at a higher rate,” said Wojcik.
“We’re not going to do that by simply offering them a donation card.
We’re going to have to figure out a way to get them to participate and to make sure they feel comfortable and safe.”
Participants in the project received a one-time payment of $100, and donations were made in the form of blood.
Wozniak and her colleagues followed the volunteers through four months to see if the volunteers made any changes in their attitudes or health, as well as their attitudes toward their donation.
The results showed that while participants in the treatment group were more likely than those in the control group to feel relaxed, the donation rate did not change significantly between the groups.
“It was more about the fact that the participants felt more comfortable and more comfortable in participating in this program,” Wojcincki said.
“If you’re not feeling as stressed or anxious, you’re going more often to donate,” she said.
The study did find that donors in the clinic who volunteered were less likely in the two-week follow-up period than those who did not donate.
Participants in the clinics reported lower rates of infection and decreased anxiety about donating, and the clinics had lower rates than the control groups of hospitalization in the follow-ups.
In general, participants who donated to hospitals were less stressed and more confident in donating than those of the control subjects, and these results held true across several categories of the volunteers’ health, including anxiety and depression, anxiety, sleep, and physical health.
Wojcinki and her team plan to continue monitoring the program over the next several months to find out if the program can help other people who want to donate.
“This study is very interesting,” Wozcik said.
“I think it’s really important to find more ways to reduce donation anxiety.
It could mean that donors can volunteer in a more effective way.
Or it could mean it could be an effective tool for helping people with other conditions.”
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