Facilitators and barriers for RhD-immunized women to become and remain anti-D donors

Yolentha Maria Slootweg, Johanna Maria Koelewijn, Wim L. de Kort, Masja de Haas, Eva-Maria Merz
  • Transfusion, March 2018, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/trf.14490

Anti-D-donorship: motivators and barriers

What is it about?

Anti-D-immunoglobuline (anti-D-Ig) is used to prevent development of RhD-antibodies during pregnancy and delivery. Anti-D-Ig is produced from the plasma of women who developed RhD-antibodies during pregnancy and delivery. Thanks to the prevention programme, the number of potential anti-D donors is decreasing. Therefore, it is important to recrute a substantial part of the women with RhD-antibodies. We studied the motivations and barriers of RhD-immunised women to become anti-D donor.

Why is it important?

Knowledge about motivations and barriers to become anti-D donor is necessary for bloodbanks to develop a targeted strategy to recruite potential anti-D donors.


Joke Koelewijn (Author)

We were surprised to find that the main barrier for anti-D donorship was a lack of knowledge about the need for anti-D donors and the possibility to donate plasma.

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