The new Scandinavian Donations and Transfusions database (SCANDAT2): a blood safety resource with added versatility.

@article{Edgren2015TheNS,
  title={The new Scandinavian Donations and Transfusions database (SCANDAT2): a blood safety resource with added versatility.},
  author={Gustaf Edgren and Klaus Rostgaard and Senthil Kandaswamy Vasan and Agneta Taune Wikman and Rut Norda and O. B. Pedersen and Christian Erikstrup and K. R. Nielsen and Kjell Einar Titlestad and Henrik Ullum and Mads Melbye and Olof Nyr{\'e}n and Henrik Hjalgrim},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2015},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={1600-6}
}
BACKGROUND Risks of transfusion-transmitted disease are currently at a record low in the developed world. Still, available methods for blood surveillance might not be sufficient to detect transmission of diseases with unknown etiologies or with very long incubation periods. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS We have previously created the anonymized Scandinavian Donations and Transfusions (SCANDAT) database, containing data on blood donors, blood transfusions, and transfused patients, with complete… CONTINUE READING
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