Caring for Those Who Share: Improving the Health of Wisconsin Blood Donors

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date:        7/1/2008
     Project End Date:        6/30/2009
     Original Award Amount:   $49,959
     Adjusted Award Amount: $47,208*

Project Goal Statement: This proposal aims to identify and prevent treatable disease in prospective Wisconsin blood donors who are not allowed to donate because of anemia, through the use of an interventional tool and increased awareness about the need for further evaluation.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: National Anemia Action Council, Inc.
Additional community partner organization names: BloodCenter of Wisconsin

 Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Kenneth G. Schellhase, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: Anne Marbella, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - April 2009
Project Final Report Summary 

 Affiliated Web Pages:

BloodCenter of Wisconsin

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Educational brochure distributed to consented donors
  • Papers
    • Young S, Fink A, Geiger S, Marbella A, Mast AE, Schellhase KG. Community blood donors’ knowledge of anemia and design of a literacy-appropriate educational intervention. Transfusion.

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

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