Priority 21 from the Blood Transfusion and Blood Donation PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the impact of iron deficiency on blood donors and how may its impact be prevented? (JLA PSP Priority 21)
Overall ranking 21
JLA question ID 0063/21
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP


Pasricha S, Speedy J, Low M. What do systematic reviews of iron supplementation in women tell us about the functional consequences of donor iron deficiency? Vox Sanguinis. 2015;109((Suppl. 1)):58. Abstract No. 4C-S25-03.
Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Research elsewhere suggests women would need iron supplements to prevent anaemia if donating more than twice a year, should this be included in recommendations? 
Submitted by 1 blood donor ~ 1 health professional
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