This article explores how people’s loyalty to donating blood changes as they go through different life events (such as loss of human and social capital). While using data from the Netherlands, this study found that events like having a baby or losing a job make individuals more likely to stop donating blood. On the other hand, health-related events, such as a family member needing a blood transfusion or the death of a family member, make people less likely to stop donating. In addition to this, this study shows how social and practical factors can explain the reasons behind people’s decisions to stop or continue donating blood after the occurrence of life events.
Blood Donation across the Life Course: The Influence of Life Events on Donor Lapse | by Tjeerd W Piersma & Elisabeth F. Klinkenberg. Read the full article here.