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Revista del Cuerpo Médico Hospital Nacional Almanzor Aguinaga Asenjo

Print version ISSN 2225-5109On-line version ISSN 2227-4731


MATASSINI EYZAGUIRRE, Silvana M. et al. Narratives of the convalescent plasma donor in a Peruvian social security hospital: motivations, fears, expectations and experiences. Rev. Cuerpo Med. HNAAA [online]. 2022, vol.15, n.4, e1689.  Epub Jan 28, 2023. ISSN 2225-5109.


To know and explore from convalescent plasma donators' voices the experience in the blood donation process at a social security hospital.


Qualitative study with a phenomenological design. The investigation was carried out in 01 hospitals of the social security of Peru. Semi-structured interviews were carried out.


Eleven donors of convalescent plasma were interviewed. The main motivations for donating were being able to contribute to national research and supporting patients affected by COVID-19. Fears focus on the possible risk of contagion within the hospital. Donors emphasised the attention and support of health personnel alongside the donation procedure. The main expectations and suggestions point towards greater dissemination of donation campaigns with special emphasis on safety. Likewise, an improvement in the time of the donation procedure (from enrolment to the extraction of convalescent plasma), and the implementation of friendly spaces to encourage future blood donation campaigns were highlighted.


The experience of the convalescent plasma donors was positive. However, improvements must be made in terms of processes and infrastructure to ensure future successful blood donation campaigns.

Keywords : Convalescent plasma; blood donors; personal narrative qualitative research; COVID-19, Barriers to Access of Health Services.

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