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The INTERVAL trial to determine whether intervals between blood donations can be safely and acceptably decreased to optimise blood supply: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Trials, September 2014
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Title
The INTERVAL trial to determine whether intervals between blood donations can be safely and acceptably decreased to optimise blood supply: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Published in
Trials, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-15-363
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Authors

Carmel Moore, Jennifer Sambrook, Matthew Walker, Zoe Tolkien, Stephen Kaptoge, David Allen, Susan Mehenny, Jonathan Mant, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Simon G Thompson, Willem Ouwehand, David J Roberts, John Danesh

Abstract

Ageing populations may demand more blood transfusions, but the blood supply could be limited by difficulties in attracting and retaining a decreasing pool of younger donors. One approach to increase blood supply is to collect blood more frequently from existing donors. If more donations could be safely collected in this manner at marginal cost, then it would be of considerable benefit to blood services. National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant in England currently allows men to donate up to every 12 weeks and women to donate up to every 16 weeks. In contrast, some other European countries allow donations as frequently as every 8 weeks for men and every 10 weeks for women. The primary aim of the INTERVAL trial is to determine whether donation intervals can be safely and acceptably decreased to optimise blood supply whilst maintaining the health of donors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Unknown 139 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 19%
Researcher 24 17%
Student > Master 20 14%
Student > Bachelor 11 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 7%
Other 23 16%
Unknown 26 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 6%
Psychology 7 5%
Other 28 20%
Unknown 34 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 March 2016.
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#12,051,541
of 20,642,443 outputs
Outputs from Trials
#2,959
of 5,296 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#102,058
of 223,667 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trials
#1
of 1 outputs
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