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UK Blood Donor Cohorts (INTERVAL & COMPARE)

UK Blood Donor Cohorts (INTERVAL & COMPARE)

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Initiatives -
To compare the effects of donating blood at different time intervals. Our goal is to find the optimum interval for which it is safe for different donors to give blood.
Start Year
2012
End Year
2014
Funding
NHS Blood and Transplant, National Institute for Health Research, UK Medical Research Council, and British Heart Foundation.
Supplementary Information
https://www.richarddollconsortium.org/search-the-studies/uk-blood-donor-cohorts-interval-compare
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Professor Emanuele Di Angelantonio
    University of Cambridge

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
6, 12, and 18 months of follow-up.

Marker Paper

Di Angelantonio, E., Thompson, S. G., Kaptoge, S., Moore, C., Walker, M., Armitage, J., ... & Ford, I. (2017). Efficiency and safety of varying the frequency of whole blood donation (INTERVAL): a randomised trial of 45 000 donors. The Lancet, 390(10110), 2360-2371.

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
45,263
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Recruited whole blood donors aged 18 years or older from 25 centres across England, UK.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.intervalstudy.org.uk/