Priority 1 from the Blood Transfusion and Blood Donation PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What would encourage more people (especially black and ethnic minority groups or people with rare blood type) to donate blood? (JLA PSP Priority 1)
Overall ranking 1
JLA question ID 0063/1
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence 1. Bagot KL, Murray AL, Masser BM. How can we improve retention of the first-time donor? A systematic review of the current evidence. Transfusion Medicine Reviews. 2016;30(2):81-91.
2. Memon A, Moiz B. Why are we losing our precious blood donors? A systematic review from Pakistan. Haematologica. 2016;101((s1)):P877- ABSTRACT NO.PB2222
3. Appiah BA, Bates BA. Cultural context and role of communication in promoting adequate blood donation in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic literature review. Vox Sanguinis. 2015;109((Suppl. 1)):p128. Abstract P-142
Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How can the rest of the population (especially minorities) be encouraged to become regular donors?  ~  How important is blood type and does marketing for new donors target rare types?  ~  When you give blood it is quite an old fashioned type of service, it needs updating to get younger donors interested and involved  ~  How can we make donating blood more appealing to the public?
Submitted by 8 blood recipients ~ 8 relatives or carers of blood recipients ~ 14 donors ~ 13 health professionals ~ 1 unknown
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0063
PSP name Blood Transfusion and Blood Donation
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 51  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 February 2018