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Linked Donor Component Recipient Databases (Vein-to-Vein Databases)

The REDS-III domestic program has established for the first time a detailed research database infrastructure that links data from blood donors and their donations, the components made from these donations, and the recipients of these components; i.e., a particular donation can be traced through component production and, if transfused at a participating hospital, to a data extract from the electronic medical record of the transfusion recipient. These cumulative databases and the ability to link donor and recipient data enable investigators to address important issues in blood banking and transfusion medicine and to inform blood policy decisions.





Establishing a multicenter transfusion recipient database: Feasibility and potential use
Annual Meeting of the American Association of Blood Banks 2015

Triggers for Red Blood Cell Transfusion in the NHLBI Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study III (REDS-III) Transfusion Recipient Database
Annual Meeting of the American Association of Blood Banks 2015



These databases are anticipated to be available as public use databases through BioLINCC (www.biolincc.nhlbi.nih.gov) by 2019.

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


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