The ISBT Science Series dedicated an entire issue, including ten original studies, to donor research. Key researchers in the field of blood donor studies were invited to contribute their work on donor behaviour, health and product quality. For the first time that many scientific papers are centered around blood donors – a wealth of knowledge for blood banks worldwide. The issue is now available here.
"Taken together, donor research is key in the field of blood donation and transfusion to achieve three important goals: recruit and retain sufficient donors with specific needed characteristics, maintain and improve donor health and ensure high quality of blood products."