Healthy donor effect: its magnitude in health research among blood donors.

@article{Atsma2011HealthyDE,
  title={Healthy donor effect: its magnitude in health research among blood donors.},
  author={Femke Atsma and Ingrid J T Veldhuizen and Andr{\'e} L. M. Verbeek and Wim de Kort and Femmie de Vegt},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={1820-8}
}
BACKGROUND The healthy donor effect has been mentioned as a methodologic problem in blood donor health research. The aim of this study was to investigate different elements of the healthy donor effect. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS First, recent donors (<4 years registered as a donor) were compared with the general population. Second, active and lapsed donors were compared. Third, short-career donors (<14 donations) were compared with long-career donors (>37 donations). Various health and… CONTINUE READING

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