Which methods of donor recruitment give the safest donors?

Malays J Pathol. 1993 Dec;15(2):99-103.

Abstract

Thus, it can be seen that there are a number of ways by which donors can be recruited into the blood supply: voluntary non-remunerated random donors, paid random donors, directed donors, replacement donors and unused autologous units from autologous donors. It can be seen from the data and evidence discussed above, as designated by the World Health Organisation, voluntary non-remunerated donation is far and away the safest form of blood donation and strenuous efforts must be developed for a strong programme using a core with a high percentage of regular donors in order to maintain the highest possible quality of blood supply.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Donors*
  • Blood Transfusion, Autologous
  • Family
  • Humans
  • Methods
  • Transfusion Reaction
  • Volunteers