Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
versão On-line ISSN 1518-8345
OLIVEIRA-CARDOSO, Érika Arantes de; SANTOS, Manoel Antônio dos; MASTROPIETRO, Ana Paula e VOLTARELLI, Júlio César. Bone Marrow Donation from the Perspective of Sibling Donors. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.5, pp.911-918. ISSN 1518-8345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692010000500011.
This study aimed to characterize the sociodemographic profile of sibling bone marrow donors and to describe how they perceive the donation. This was a descriptive, exploratory and longitudinal study. Participants were 20 related bone marrow donors, between 18 and 42 years of age (mean=30.5 years, sd=7.47). Interviews were held before and immediately after the donation. Sociodemographic data were subject to descriptive statistical analysis and qualitative data to categorical content analysis. In the interviews held before the donation, stressor events were the sibling’s disease and treatment and the responsibility of being the donors. During the interviews after the donation, the following were mentioned: anxiety on the day before and on the day of the donation, pain the following day, and acknowledgement of the health team’s support as a facilitator of the donation process. In view of the findings, it is important for the team to outline intervention strategies to meet to the donors’ specific needs.
Palavras-chave : Tissue Donors; Family; Bone Marrow Transplantation; Mental Health.