THE INITIATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PLASMA AND PLATELET DONATION IN AUSTRALIA: AN ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF DONOR IDENTITY AND COMMITTMENT

Grant number: LP100100408 | Funding period: 2010 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Australia strives to be self-sufficient in the provision of plasma and platelets in a context where demand is forecast to grow. Our research will be of significant social and applied benefit to Australia in identifying the key psychosocial determinants of plasma and platelet (apheresis) donation initiation and maintenance. In addition, our research will design and assess practical interventions to facilitate the recruitment and retention of apheresis donors. Greater understanding of the determinants of apheresis donor behaviour will help to increase the numbers of Australians choosing to become regular apheresis donors. This will allow Australia to ultimately meet its goal of self-sufficienc..

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