James Lind Alliance Blood Donation and Blood Transfusion Priority Setting Partnership

Last year the James Lind Alliance Blood Donation and Blood Transfusion Priority Setting Partnership carried out a survey asking for questions for research about blood donation and the use of blood transfusion. I sent all of you an email requesting that you have look at our survey.


Every survey response was considered carefully and they have now been analysed and checked against existing research to ensure that they are all true uncertainties. This has resulted in a list of 50 confirmed questions for research around the process of blood donation, the benefits and complications of a blood transfusion, the decision and the administration of a blood transfusion.


We are now looking for patients, carers and health professionals to help us narrow down the 50 questions into a shorter list to take to our final prioritisation workshop on 28 February 2018 where patients, carers and clinicians will come together to discuss and agree a final shortlist of questions for research.


Please help to get as many people as possible completing the survey by sharing this news through your networks. People can help by:


* tweeting about the survey being sure to link to the survey [https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DRFCZJ9] in the tweet


* writing your own story via your blog, and linking to the survey [https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DRFCZJ9]


* circulating the survey (or a link to the survey [https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DRFCZJ9]) by email or other channels


If you would be interested in attending the final workshop on Wednesday 28th February in Oxford, please fill in your contact details at the end of the survey and one of the team will shortly be in email contact with you. Also, we would be grateful if you could pass details of the survey onto any colleagues or friends who you think would be interested in attending the workshop themselves.


We thank you for your assistance.


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