Giving Blood

Giving Blood

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Giving Blood represents a new agenda for blood donation research. It explores the diverse historical and contemporary undercurrents that influence how blood donation takes place, and the social meanings that people attribute to the act of giving blood. Drawing from empirical studies conducted in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, China, India, Latin America and Africa, the booka€™s chapters turn our attention to the evolution of blood donation worldwide, examining: the impact of technology advances on blood collection practices the shifting approaches to donor recruitment and retention the governance and policy issues associated with the establishment of blood clinics the political and legal challenges of regulating blood systems. This innovative examination moves the focus from individual explanations of rates of blood donation to a social, structural explanation. It will appeal to international scholars and students working in the areas of sociology, medical anthropology, health care, public policy, socio-legal studies, comparative politics, organizational management, health and illness, the history of medicine, and public health ethics.blood donation from the organizations that participated in the Life Link program. ... viewed this strategy as an effective means of generating first-time donors whom they felt were more likely to become ... nurse spoke about how she and several of her co-workers who had purchased a new car at a dealership lobbied itsanbsp;...

Title:Giving Blood
Author:Johanne Charbonneau, André Smith
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-07-24


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