Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-3825
Title: The ‘Donor of the Future Project’ : first results and further research domains
Authors : Sundermann, Larissa M.
De Kort, Wim L.
Boenigk, Silke
Published in : Vox Sanguinis
Volume(Issue) : 112
Issue : 3
Pages : 191
Pages to: 200
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Wiley
Issue Date: 2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Blood donor; Future change; Survey; Blood management
Subject (DDC) : 362: Health and social services
Abstract: Background The Alliance of Blood Operators initiated a project labelled ‘Donor of the Future’. This study gives an overview of the project results, in particular with regard to country differences. Study Design and Methods A large survey (N = 7663) among blood donors in six countries was conducted to analyse the effects of five global areas of change: (1) demographic change; (2) technological developments; (3) health innovations; (4) public, behavioural and attitudinal aspects; and (5) political, economic and environmental issues. Results The main results exhibited similarities and differences between blood donors of the participating countries. Greater differences were found, for example, regarding technological developments. Whereas only blood donors from the UK and Australia would like to be informed via SMS, blood donors from all countries would like to be informed via email. Conclusion Different priorities of donors have been uncovered. These differences give suggestions to improve the country-specific donor management. Furthermore, the key findings provide a comprehensive overview of major future research domains.
Departement: Soziale Arbeit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Management and Social Policy (ISM)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1111/vox.12484
10.21256/zhaw-3825
ISSN: 0042-9007
1423-0410
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/7563
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