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A Systematic Review of Interventions Used to Increase Blood Donor Compliance with Deferral Criteria

Julia C Cutts, Brendan Quinn, Clive R Seed, George Kotsiou, Ruth Pearson, Nick Scott, David P Wilson, Mary Ellen Harrod, Lisa Maher, Sharon Caris, Alex J Thompson, Michael Farrell, Joanne Pink, Margaret E Hellard



Background and Objectives: Pre-donation screening of potential blood donors is critical for ensuring the safety of the donor blood supply, and donor deferral as a result of risk factors is practised worldwide. This systematic review was conducted in the context of an expert review convened by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood in 2013 to consider Lifeblood's injecting drug use (IDU)-related policies and aimed to identify studies assessing interventions to improve compliance with deferral criteria in blood donation settings. Materials and Methods: MEDLINE/PubMed, OVID Medline, OVID Embase, LILACS, and the Cochrane Library (CENTRAL and DARE) databases were searched for studies conducted within..

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