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REDS-III Donor Recipient Database

REDS-III supports the development of detailed databases which include blood donor and blood donation information as well as clinical outcome data for transfused patients and non-transfused controls. The inclusion of controls in the patient outcomes database supports comparative effectiveness studies designed to improve transfusion practices. These cumulative databases and the ability to link donor and recipient data enable investigators to address important issues in blood banking and transfusion medicine quickly and to inform blood policy decisions. The data will allow investigators to explore transfusion issues such as:

  • Blood component utilization practices in a variety of clinical settings and patient populations and their associated outcomes.

  • The risks of allogeneic blood transfusion (infectious and non-infectious).

  • Evaluation of the potential clinical benefits of introducing a modified blood product or treatment strategy.

  • Characterization of the risks, benefits, and clinical outcomes of prophylactic versus therapeutic transfusion strategies, and alternatives to allogeneic transfusions.

Lists of the variables included in the databases can be viewed here.


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