John J. Burnett, Texas Tech University, College of Business Administration, Box 4320, Lubbock, TX 79409.
Examining the profiles of the donor and nondonor through a multiple discriminant approach
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2003
Volume 22, Issue 2, pages 138–142, March-April 1982
How to Cite
Burnett, J. J. (1982), Examining the profiles of the donor and nondonor through a multiple discriminant approach. Transfusion, 22: 138–142. doi: 10.1046/j.1537-2995.1982.22282177121.x
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2003
- Received for publication May 5, 1980; accepted August 31, 1980.
This study aggregates previously identified characteristics with new demographic and behavioral factors. These variables were evaluated through multiple discriminant analysis which objectively selects those characteristics that best discriminate donors from nondonors. Results indicate that donors tend to be male, married with children, have rarer blood types, low-self esteem, low risk-takers, very concerned with health, and better educated. Nondonors showed the opposite characteristics.