Blood donors' preferences for blood donation for biomedical research

Vera Raivola, Karoliina Snell, Satu Pastila, Ilpo Helén, Jukka Partanen

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BACKGROUND Increasing numbers of blood donors are recruited to participate in biomedical research. As blood services depend on voluntary donors, successful recruitment calls for a better understanding of donors' expectations and attitudes toward the use of samples in research.

STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty-one semistructured interviews were conducted with blood donors at eight Finnish Red Cross Blood Service donation sites in Finland. The 10- to 30-minute interviews included open-ended questions about donors' views on blood donation for patients and for biomedical research. Central motives to donate blood for patients were identified against which views on research use were compared to see how these reflections differed.

RESULTS Six central motives for donating blood for patients were identified among donors. The interviewees were, in general, willing to donate blood for research, but considered research donation more likely if it could be easily integrated into their usual blood donation habits. Biomedical research was perceived as important but its social benefits were more abstract than a direct help to patients.

CONCLUSIONS Familiarity and reciprocity were key to the relationship between the blood service and blood donors. Donation for research introduces a new, more complex context to blood donation. Challenge to recognize concrete outcomes and benefits of donation may affect willingness to donate for research. Transparent communication of the role of the blood service in research and of the beneficiaries of the research is essential in maintaining trust. These results will help blood services in their planning to recruit blood donors for research projects.

Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiTransfusion
Vuosikerta58
Numero7
Sivut1640-1646
Sivumäärä7
ISSN0041-1132
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - heinäkuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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  • 5141 Sosiologia

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Raivola, V., Snell, K., Pastila, S., Helén, I., & Partanen, J. (2018). Blood donors' preferences for blood donation for biomedical research. Transfusion, 58(7), 1640-1646. https://doi.org/10.1111/trf.14596
Raivola, Vera ; Snell, Karoliina ; Pastila, Satu ; Helén, Ilpo ; Partanen, Jukka. / Blood donors' preferences for blood donation for biomedical research. Julkaisussa: Transfusion. 2018 ; Vuosikerta 58, Nro 7. Sivut 1640-1646.
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Raivola, V, Snell, K, Pastila, S, Helén, I & Partanen, J 2018, 'Blood donors' preferences for blood donation for biomedical research', Transfusion, Vuosikerta 58, Nro 7, Sivut 1640-1646. https://doi.org/10.1111/trf.14596

Blood donors' preferences for blood donation for biomedical research. / Raivola, Vera; Snell, Karoliina; Pastila, Satu; Helén, Ilpo; Partanen, Jukka.

julkaisussa: Transfusion, Vuosikerta 58, Nro 7, 07.2018, s. 1640-1646.

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

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N2 - BACKGROUND Increasing numbers of blood donors are recruited to participate in biomedical research. As blood services depend on voluntary donors, successful recruitment calls for a better understanding of donors' expectations and attitudes toward the use of samples in research.STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty-one semistructured interviews were conducted with blood donors at eight Finnish Red Cross Blood Service donation sites in Finland. The 10- to 30-minute interviews included open-ended questions about donors' views on blood donation for patients and for biomedical research. Central motives to donate blood for patients were identified against which views on research use were compared to see how these reflections differed.RESULTS Six central motives for donating blood for patients were identified among donors. The interviewees were, in general, willing to donate blood for research, but considered research donation more likely if it could be easily integrated into their usual blood donation habits. Biomedical research was perceived as important but its social benefits were more abstract than a direct help to patients.CONCLUSIONS Familiarity and reciprocity were key to the relationship between the blood service and blood donors. Donation for research introduces a new, more complex context to blood donation. Challenge to recognize concrete outcomes and benefits of donation may affect willingness to donate for research. Transparent communication of the role of the blood service in research and of the beneficiaries of the research is essential in maintaining trust. These results will help blood services in their planning to recruit blood donors for research projects.

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