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Efficiency and safety of varying the frequency of whole blood donation: randomised trial of 45,000 donors

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Background Limits on the frequency of whole blood donation exist primarily to safeguard donor health. However, there is substantial variation across blood services in the maximum frequency of donations allowed. We compared standard practice in the UK with shorter inter-donation intervals used in other countries.

Methods 45,263 whole blood donors were recruited between 2012 and 2014 from 25 centres across England (ISRCTN24760606). Using a computer-ba...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31928-1

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NHS Blood and Transplant More from this funder
National Institute for Health Research More from this funder
Medical Research Council More from this funder
British Heart Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Lancet Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Journal website
Volume:
390
Issue:
10110
Pages:
2360-2371
Publication date:
2017-09-20
Acceptance date:
2017-06-21
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Source identifiers:
729352
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pubs:729352
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uuid:0ad1a9fe-f44c-4172-8ef2-52dfb55e8ac0
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pubs:729352
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2017-09-20

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