Sixty-three percent of SUNDIAL respondents, representing 195 of 308 callers, say they do not donate blood, while 113 callers, or 36 percent, say they do.
Of 190 non-donors who explained their position, 26 (13.6 percent) said they fear "contracting AIDS, etc." Twenty callers (10.5 percent) said they do not feel a compelling reason to give blood. Seven callers (3.6 percent) said they object on religious grounds, and 137 callers (72.1 percent) said they have other reasons.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.