Blood donation and blood donor mortality after adjustment for a healthy donor effect

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Blood donation and blood donor mortality after adjustment for a healthy donor effect. / Ullum, Henrik; Rostgaard, Klaus; Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads; Reilly, Marie; Melbye, Mads; Nyrén, Olof; Norda, Rut; Edgren, Gustaf; Hjalgrim, Henrik.

In: Transfusion, Vol. 55, No. 10, 10.2015, p. 2479–2485.

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Ullum, H, Rostgaard, K, Kamper-Jørgensen, M, Reilly, M, Melbye, M, Nyrén, O, Norda, R, Edgren, G & Hjalgrim, H 2015, 'Blood donation and blood donor mortality after adjustment for a healthy donor effect', Transfusion, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 2479–2485. https://doi.org/10.1111/trf.13205

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Ullum, H., Rostgaard, K., Kamper-Jørgensen, M., Reilly, M., Melbye, M., Nyrén, O., ... Hjalgrim, H. (2015). Blood donation and blood donor mortality after adjustment for a healthy donor effect. Transfusion, 55(10), 2479–2485. https://doi.org/10.1111/trf.13205

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Ullum H, Rostgaard K, Kamper-Jørgensen M, Reilly M, Melbye M, Nyrén O et al. Blood donation and blood donor mortality after adjustment for a healthy donor effect. Transfusion. 2015 Oct;55(10):2479–2485. https://doi.org/10.1111/trf.13205

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Ullum, Henrik ; Rostgaard, Klaus ; Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads ; Reilly, Marie ; Melbye, Mads ; Nyrén, Olof ; Norda, Rut ; Edgren, Gustaf ; Hjalgrim, Henrik. / Blood donation and blood donor mortality after adjustment for a healthy donor effect. In: Transfusion. 2015 ; Vol. 55, No. 10. pp. 2479–2485.

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title = "Blood donation and blood donor mortality after adjustment for a healthy donor effect",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that blood donors experience lower mortality than the general population. While this may suggest a beneficial effect of blood donation, it may also reflect the selection of healthy persons into the donor population. To overcome this bias, we investigated the relation between blood donation frequency and mortality within a large cohort of blood donors. In addition, our analyses also took into consideration the effects of presumed health differences linked to donation behavior.STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Using the Scandinavian Donation and Transfusion database (SCANDAT), we assessed the association between annual number of donations in 5-year windows and donor mortality by means of Poisson regression analysis. The analyses included adjustment for demographic characteristics and for an internal healthy donor effect, estimated among elderly donors exempted from continued donation because of age criteria.RESULTS: Statistical analyses included 1,182,495 donors of whom 15,401 died during 9,526,627 person-years of follow-up. Analyses adjusted only for demographic characteristics showed a 18.6{\%} reduction in mortality per additional annual donation (95{\%} confidence interval [CI], 16.8{\%}-20.4{\%}). After additional adjustment for the internal healthy donor effect, each additional annual donation was associated with a 7.5{\%} decreased mortality risk 7.5{\%} (95{\%} CI, 5.7{\%}-9.4{\%}).CONCLUSION: We observed an inverse relationship between donation frequency and mortality. The magnitude of the association was reduced after adjustment for an estimate of self-selection in the donor population. Our observations indicate that repeated blood donation is not associated with premature death, but cannot be interpreted as conclusive evidence of a beneficial health effect.",
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T1 - Blood donation and blood donor mortality after adjustment for a healthy donor effect

AU - Ullum, Henrik

AU - Rostgaard, Klaus

AU - Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads

AU - Reilly, Marie

AU - Melbye, Mads

AU - Nyrén, Olof

AU - Norda, Rut

AU - Edgren, Gustaf

AU - Hjalgrim, Henrik

N1 - © 2015 AABB.

PY - 2015/10

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N2 - BACKGROUND: Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that blood donors experience lower mortality than the general population. While this may suggest a beneficial effect of blood donation, it may also reflect the selection of healthy persons into the donor population. To overcome this bias, we investigated the relation between blood donation frequency and mortality within a large cohort of blood donors. In addition, our analyses also took into consideration the effects of presumed health differences linked to donation behavior.STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Using the Scandinavian Donation and Transfusion database (SCANDAT), we assessed the association between annual number of donations in 5-year windows and donor mortality by means of Poisson regression analysis. The analyses included adjustment for demographic characteristics and for an internal healthy donor effect, estimated among elderly donors exempted from continued donation because of age criteria.RESULTS: Statistical analyses included 1,182,495 donors of whom 15,401 died during 9,526,627 person-years of follow-up. Analyses adjusted only for demographic characteristics showed a 18.6% reduction in mortality per additional annual donation (95% confidence interval [CI], 16.8%-20.4%). After additional adjustment for the internal healthy donor effect, each additional annual donation was associated with a 7.5% decreased mortality risk 7.5% (95% CI, 5.7%-9.4%).CONCLUSION: We observed an inverse relationship between donation frequency and mortality. The magnitude of the association was reduced after adjustment for an estimate of self-selection in the donor population. Our observations indicate that repeated blood donation is not associated with premature death, but cannot be interpreted as conclusive evidence of a beneficial health effect.

AB - BACKGROUND: Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that blood donors experience lower mortality than the general population. While this may suggest a beneficial effect of blood donation, it may also reflect the selection of healthy persons into the donor population. To overcome this bias, we investigated the relation between blood donation frequency and mortality within a large cohort of blood donors. In addition, our analyses also took into consideration the effects of presumed health differences linked to donation behavior.STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Using the Scandinavian Donation and Transfusion database (SCANDAT), we assessed the association between annual number of donations in 5-year windows and donor mortality by means of Poisson regression analysis. The analyses included adjustment for demographic characteristics and for an internal healthy donor effect, estimated among elderly donors exempted from continued donation because of age criteria.RESULTS: Statistical analyses included 1,182,495 donors of whom 15,401 died during 9,526,627 person-years of follow-up. Analyses adjusted only for demographic characteristics showed a 18.6% reduction in mortality per additional annual donation (95% confidence interval [CI], 16.8%-20.4%). After additional adjustment for the internal healthy donor effect, each additional annual donation was associated with a 7.5% decreased mortality risk 7.5% (95% CI, 5.7%-9.4%).CONCLUSION: We observed an inverse relationship between donation frequency and mortality. The magnitude of the association was reduced after adjustment for an estimate of self-selection in the donor population. Our observations indicate that repeated blood donation is not associated with premature death, but cannot be interpreted as conclusive evidence of a beneficial health effect.

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JO - Transfusion

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