Priority 12 from the Blood Transfusion and Blood Donation PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can donation sessions be organised to make them easier and more convenient for blood donors? (JLA PSP Priority 12)
Overall ranking 12
JLA question ID 0063/12
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. Fisher SA, Allen D, Doree C, Naylor J, Angelantonio ED, Roberts DJ. Interventions to reduce vasovagal reactions in blood donors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Transfusion Medicine (Oxford, England). 2016;26(1):15-33.
3. Hoogerwerf MD, Veldhuizen IJ, De Kort WL, Frings-Dresen MH, Sluiter JK. Factors associated with psychological and physiological stress reactions to blood donation: a systematic review of the literature. Blood Transfusion. 2015;13(3):354-62.
Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Many people express frustration at not being able to get an appointment to donate blood, there seems to be very limited donor sessions? ~ Why can you not provide enough slots for donors? ~ Could you have more flexibility for donation sessions? ~ Sometimes donor sessions are restricted to specific time slots. Can there be more scope to turn up without an appointment? ~ Why are some Donation Places so busy that it is hard to get an appointment?
Submitted by 7 blood recipients ~ 11 relative or carers of blood recipients ~ 49 blood donors ~ 29 health professionals
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