Recent publications

Piersma, T. W., Bekkers, R., Merz, E. M., & de Kort, W. (2021). Altruism in Blood Donation: Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Closing donation centers influences blood donor lapse. Health & Place, Vol. 67, 102495  [link]

Ramondt, S., Zijlstra, M., Kerkhof, P., & Merz, E. M. (2020). Barriers to blood donation on social media: An analysis of Facebook and Twitter posts. Transfusion, 60(10), 2294-2306. [pdf]

Key publications

Merz, E. M., Ferguson, E., & van Dongen, A. (2018). Psychosocial characteristics of blood donors influence their voluntary nonmedical lapse. Transfusion, 58(11), 2596-2603. [link]

Masser, B., Ferguson, E., Merz, E. M., & Williams, L. (2019). Beyond Description: The Predictive Role of Affect, Memory, and Context in the Decision to Donate or Not Donate Blood. Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy, 1-11.  [pdf]

Spekman, M. L., van Tilburg, T. G., & Merz, E. M. (2019). Do deferred donors continue their donations? A largeā€scale register study on whole blood donor return in the Netherlands. Transfusion, 59(12), 3657-3665. [pdf]