My aim was to investigate, “Is there enough understanding of the significant importance of blood donation and its impact on improving health?” for my aim I took to social media with a survey I created on an online survey maker “Blood Donation” (See Appendix 1). I received a sample of individuals thoughts and feelings on blood donating and why or why not they b...
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...awareness of the importance of blood donation (See Appendix 2) . I was very impressed with the outcome of my social action as I have received confirmation of five peers donating blood. There were no limitations to my social action as I performed promptly and confidently. Giving blood allowed me to personally get involved with the Red Cross organisation. The awareness of donating blood promotes improved health outcomes for both individuals and communities by making individuals conscious of how important blood is to life (See Appendix 3). Improving health outcomes for individuals like Jasmine who 's lives were save by unknowing donors.
Yes, I believe that there is enough understanding of the significant importance of blood donation and its impact on improving health. My survey has shown that almost 100% of sampled individuals believe donating blood to be important.
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