First-time donors responding to a national disaster may be an untapped resource for the blood centre

N. Guo, J. Wang, Paul Michael Ness, F. Yao, X. Bi, J. Li, Z. Yun, X. Guo, Y. Huang, X. Dong, M. H L Tiemuer, W. He, H. Ma, M. Huang, Jing Liu, D. J. Wright, Kenrad Edwin Nelson, H. Shan

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Background On 12 May 2008, a severe earthquake struck Sichuan in China. Many people donated blood for the first time, leading us to question whether these donors might become repeat donors in the future. The return pattern of post-earthquake first-time donors (PEFTD) was compared with that of first-time donors (FTD) in a comparable period. Methods Demographic characteristics, transfusion-transmissible infection rates and 1-year return rates were compared between 5147 PEFTD (5/13-5/19, 2008) and 3176 FTD (5/13-5/19, 2009) from five Chinese blood centres using chi-squared tests. Adjusted logistic regression was used to detect earthquake effect on donor return. Results Post-earthquake first-time donors were more frequently between 26 and 45years, men, and better educated compared with the control group. Slightly higher but not statistically significant increased rates of hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) (0·87% vs. 0·50%, P=0·054), hepatitisC virus (HCV) (0·70% vs. 0·63%, P=0·414), syphilis (0·9% vs. 0·7%, P=0·489) and lower rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (0·31% vs. 0·60%, P=0·078) reactivity were detected for PEFTD. The 1-year return rate for PEFTD was significantly lower than that of the controls (8·0% vs. 13·0%, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-344
Number of pages7
JournalVox Sanguinis
Volume102
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

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Disasters
Earthquakes
Tissue Donors
Syphilis
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Hepatitis B virus
China
Logistic Models
Demography
HIV
Viruses
Control Groups

Keywords

  • Donors
  • Epidemiology
  • Motivation/recruitment

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  • Hematology

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First-time donors responding to a national disaster may be an untapped resource for the blood centre. / Guo, N.; Wang, J.; Ness, Paul Michael; Yao, F.; Bi, X.; Li, J.; Yun, Z.; Guo, X.; Huang, Y.; Dong, X.; Tiemuer, M. H L; He, W.; Ma, H.; Huang, M.; Liu, Jing; Wright, D. J.; Nelson, Kenrad Edwin; Shan, H.

In: Vox Sanguinis, Vol. 102, No. 4, 05.2012, p. 338-344.

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Guo, N, Wang, J, Ness, PM, Yao, F, Bi, X, Li, J, Yun, Z, Guo, X, Huang, Y, Dong, X, Tiemuer, MHL, He, W, Ma, H, Huang, M, Liu, J, Wright, DJ, Nelson, KE & Shan, H 2012, 'First-time donors responding to a national disaster may be an untapped resource for the blood centre', Vox Sanguinis, vol. 102, no. 4, pp. 338-344. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1423-0410.2011.01557.x
Guo, N. ; Wang, J. ; Ness, Paul Michael ; Yao, F. ; Bi, X. ; Li, J. ; Yun, Z. ; Guo, X. ; Huang, Y. ; Dong, X. ; Tiemuer, M. H L ; He, W. ; Ma, H. ; Huang, M. ; Liu, Jing ; Wright, D. J. ; Nelson, Kenrad Edwin ; Shan, H. / First-time donors responding to a national disaster may be an untapped resource for the blood centre. In: Vox Sanguinis. 2012 ; Vol. 102, No. 4. pp. 338-344.
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