Do deferred donors continue their donations?

Updated: Sep 5

Marloes, Theo and Eva conducted a large scale register study in the Netherlands to answer this question. Here are some main takeaways:

  • Temporary deferral often deters donors from returning to the donation center for a subsequent donation.

  • Deferral reason and donor experience individually as well as jointly impact donor return.

  • Particularly first-time and reactivated donors are at risk of dropping out, especially when deferred for haemoglobin or short-term medical reasons, respectively


💡 Check out the full paper HERE for more interesting details if you are a blood bank employee and if you are a researcher, for some ideas for future research check the Discussion section.