Convenience, the bane of our existence, and other barriers to donating

  title={Convenience, the bane of our existence, and other barriers to donating},
  author={George B Schreiber and Karen S. Schlumpf and Simone A. Glynn and David J. Wright and Yongling Tu and Melissa R. King and Martha Higgins and Debra A Kessler and Ronald O. Gilcher and Catharie C. Nass and Anne M. Guiltinan},
BACKGROUND:  To prevent donor loss and improve retention, it is important to understand the major deterrents to blood donation and to identify factors that can be effectively addressed by blood centers. 

Negative experiences and donor return: an examination of the role of asking for something different

Negative donation experiences, including vasovagal reactions, deter donor retention. However, whether this deterrence effect varies as a function of whole blood (WB) donation history and requests to

The value of area‐based analyses of donation patterns for recruitment strategies

Geographic analysis was applied to blood donor behavior and use of different donation sites to find out whether geographic barriers to or influence the frequency of blood donations are male or female, young or old, or both.

Attitudes towards blood donation in Trinidad and Tobago

summary The aims of this study were to determine the factors that influence blood donation in different demographic groups in a multi‐ethnic, multicultural community, and to devise a strategy for a

Motivating factors and deterrents for blood donation among donors at a university campus–based collection center

Insight into motivating factors and barriers for blood donation, especially for young people and underrepresented minorities, is important to donor recruitment and retention, according to researchers at a large, ethnically diverse university campus.

Determinants of repeated blood donation among new and experienced blood donors

The aim of this study was to identify factors predicting repeated blood donation among experienced and new donors.

Blood donor satisfaction and intention of future donation

BACKGROUND: New regulatory requirements for donor eligibility challenge blood centers to recruit and retain enough donors. This study evaluated correlations between overall satisfaction with the

Factors influencing donor return

BACKGROUND: To predict future blood donation behavior and improve donor retention, it is important to understand the determinants of donor return.

Donation return time at fixed and mobile donation sites

This study investigated the effect of blood donation environment, fixed or mobile with differing sponsor types, on donation return time and found no significant difference between the two.

Sociodemographic and attitudinal factors to blood donation in the urban population of Dakar, Senegal

BACKGROUND: The objectives of this analysis were 1) to compare the sociodemographic characteristics of donors and nondonors, 2) to describe the channels through which Dakar's population is made aware

Habits, hassle, and health : how do blood donors respond to a temporary deferral due to low haemoglobin?

Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Adelaide, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, 2010



Analysis of donor return behavior

This study examined whether frequency of donations and/or timing of subsequent donations by first‐time donors related to donor demographics.

First‐time blood donors: demographic trends

This study aims to monitor the demographic profile of first‐time donors and to evaluate changes in the donor pool to improve recruitment targeting in the United States.

Retention of “safe” blood donors. The Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study

This study identifies the most important factors affecting the intention of “safe” donors to provide another donation.

First year donation patterns predict long‐term commitment for first‐time donors

This work examined whether first‐time donors with frequent return in the first 12 months were more likely to become regular donors.

A review of blood donor motivation and recruitment

Deeper analysis of motivation suggests that donors may unconsciously desire a “pat‐on‐the‐back” for their efforts, and retention and management of prior donors may be more significant to meeting blood needs than motivation of new donors.

Blood donors and factors impacting the blood donation decision.

The aging of the US population and the evidence that only about 5% of individuals in the United States donate blood each year raise concerns about the assurance of an adequate, safe supply of blood

Adjusting our management of female blood donors: the key to an adequate blood supply

Blood centers that have a large nonmetropolitan territory and serve areas of low blood usage are able to collect beyond their needs and can export blood, while those that supply blood to hospitals in large metropolitan areas often are unable to meet hospital needs all the time because of either undercollection or high blood usage in large cities.

Analysis of donor return behavior. Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study.

Age was the strongest predictor of high donation frequency and early-return rate and the recurrent-event Cox regression model showed that Rh-negative donors, older donors, and donors who had completed college had higher donation return rates.

The effect of short‐term, temporary deferral on future blood donation

The study showed that STTD have a very negative impact on blood donor return rates and subsequent blood donations and actions to alleviate these negative effects are indicated.

On bowling alone and donor recruitment: lessons to be learned

From the Palomar Pomerado Health Laboratory Services and the American Red Cross, Southern California Region, San Diego, California. Address reprint requests to: Jerry Kolins, MD, American Red Cross,