Advanced search
1 file | 1.82 MB Add to list

Impact of disasters on blood donation rates and blood safety : a systematic review and meta-analysis

(2022) VOX SANGUINIS. 117(6). p.769-779
Author
Organization
Abstract
Background and Objectives Timely and adequate access to safe blood forms an integral part of universal health coverage, but it may be compromised by natural or man-made disasters. This systematic review provides an overview of the best available scientific evidence on the impact of disasters on blood donation rates and safety outcomes. Materials and Methods Five databases (The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science and CINAHL) were searched until 27 March 2020 for (un)controlled studies investigating the impact of disasters on blood donation rates and/or safety. Risk of bias and overall certainty of the evidence were assessed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach. Results Eighteen observational studies were identified, providing very low certainty of evidence (due to high risk of bias, inconsistency and/or imprecision) on the impact of natural (12 studies) and man-made/technological (6 studies) disasters. The available evidence did not enable us to form any generalizable conclusions on the impact on blood donation rates. Meta-analyses could not detect any statistically significant changes in transfusion-transmissible infection (TTI) rates [hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1/2, human T-lymphotropic virus I and II (HTLV-I/II) and syphilis] in donated blood after a disaster, either in first-time or repeat donors, although the evidence is very uncertain. Conclusion The very low certainty of evidence synthetized in this systematic review indicates that it is very uncertain whether there is an association between disaster occurrence and changes in TTI rates in donated blood. The currently available evidence did not allow us to draw generalizable conclusions on the impact of disasters on blood donation rates.
Keywords
blood collection, blood safety, donor health, donor motivation, transfusion-transmissible infections, NATIONAL DISASTER, EARTHQUAKE, DONORS, EXPERIENCE

Downloads

  • Vox Sanguinis - 2022 - Laermans - Impact of disasters on blood donation rates and blood safety A systematic review and.pdf
    • full text (Published version)
    • |
    • open access
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 1.82 MB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
Laermans, Jorien, et al. “Impact of Disasters on Blood Donation Rates and Blood Safety : A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” VOX SANGUINIS, vol. 117, no. 6, 2022, pp. 769–79, doi:10.1111/vox.13255.
APA
Laermans, J., Dorien, O., Van den Bosch, E., De Buck, E., Compernolle, V., Shinar, E., & Vandekerckhove, P. (2022). Impact of disasters on blood donation rates and blood safety : a systematic review and meta-analysis. VOX SANGUINIS, 117(6), 769–779. https://doi.org/10.1111/vox.13255
Chicago author-date
Laermans, Jorien, O. Dorien, Emma Van den Bosch, Emmy De Buck, Veerle Compernolle, Eilat Shinar, and Philippe Vandekerckhove. 2022. “Impact of Disasters on Blood Donation Rates and Blood Safety : A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” VOX SANGUINIS 117 (6): 769–79. https://doi.org/10.1111/vox.13255.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Laermans, Jorien, O. Dorien, Emma Van den Bosch, Emmy De Buck, Veerle Compernolle, Eilat Shinar, and Philippe Vandekerckhove. 2022. “Impact of Disasters on Blood Donation Rates and Blood Safety : A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” VOX SANGUINIS 117 (6): 769–779. doi:10.1111/vox.13255.
Vancouver
1.
Laermans J, Dorien O, Van den Bosch E, De Buck E, Compernolle V, Shinar E, et al. Impact of disasters on blood donation rates and blood safety : a systematic review and meta-analysis. VOX SANGUINIS. 2022;117(6):769–79.
IEEE
[1]
J. Laermans et al., “Impact of disasters on blood donation rates and blood safety : a systematic review and meta-analysis,” VOX SANGUINIS, vol. 117, no. 6, pp. 769–779, 2022.
@article{01GQMMHTJWCW53TAMJK3G8PBH4,
  abstract     = {{Background and Objectives
Timely and adequate access to safe blood forms an integral part of universal health coverage, but it may be compromised by natural or man-made disasters. This systematic review provides an overview of the best available scientific evidence on the impact of disasters on blood donation rates and safety outcomes.

Materials and Methods
Five databases (The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science and CINAHL) were searched until 27 March 2020 for (un)controlled studies investigating the impact of disasters on blood donation rates and/or safety. Risk of bias and overall certainty of the evidence were assessed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach.

Results
Eighteen observational studies were identified, providing very low certainty of evidence (due to high risk of bias, inconsistency and/or imprecision) on the impact of natural (12 studies) and man-made/technological (6 studies) disasters. The available evidence did not enable us to form any generalizable conclusions on the impact on blood donation rates. Meta-analyses could not detect any statistically significant changes in transfusion-transmissible infection (TTI) rates [hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1/2, human T-lymphotropic virus I and II (HTLV-I/II) and syphilis] in donated blood after a disaster, either in first-time or repeat donors, although the evidence is very uncertain.

Conclusion
The very low certainty of evidence synthetized in this systematic review indicates that it is very uncertain whether there is an association between disaster occurrence and changes in TTI rates in donated blood. The currently available evidence did not allow us to draw generalizable conclusions on the impact of disasters on blood donation rates.}},
  author       = {{Laermans, Jorien and  Dorien, O. and  Van den Bosch, Emma and  De Buck, Emmy and Compernolle, Veerle and  Shinar, Eilat and  Vandekerckhove, Philippe}},
  issn         = {{0042-9007}},
  journal      = {{VOX SANGUINIS}},
  keywords     = {{blood collection,blood safety,donor health,donor motivation,transfusion-transmissible infections,NATIONAL DISASTER,EARTHQUAKE,DONORS,EXPERIENCE}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{6}},
  pages        = {{769--779}},
  title        = {{Impact of disasters on blood donation rates and blood safety : a systematic review and meta-analysis}},
  url          = {{http://doi.org/10.1111/vox.13255}},
  volume       = {{117}},
  year         = {{2022}},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: