First time donors (blood):
2.4 Have you had an uncomplicated infection? When/ever?
Repeat donors (blood)
1.2 Have you eaten and drunk today? (Donor education/empowerment)
2.4 Have you had an uncomplicated infection since the last donation?
3.2 Have you received cornea-, meninges- or other transplants since the last donation? Covered by 2.2
3.3 Did you faint or feel sick after a donation or needle injection? Should be handeled as donor-education empowerment
5.2 Have you had malaria since the last donation? Travelled in a malaria area?
Comments on first time donors – blood:
2.2 – need to give time period (? ever) – fever and diarrhoea should not be in the same question as ever been hospitalised or had a serious illness
2.4 – should be recent infection not uncomplicated
2.14 – why is infection of the genital system specifically for plasma?
3.1 – should ask this question for blood too
3.3 and 3.4 – also for blood
have attached with additional comments in the draft that Piia and Sharon used – but it is getting increasingly difficult to work with all the tracked comments…
My general thoughts:
q2.2 – too much in one question, i would worry people can’t take it all in and answer accurately; i also think it is sometimes better to ask about symptoms rather than diagnoses such as “neurological disease”, “vascular disease”; medical lay people might struggle with some of the terminology and find it easier to answer questions about symptoms. I think this is particularly relevant when interviewing potentially traumatised bereaved family members of deceased donors, not sure they can process a range of diagnoses all in one question
– think we need to ask about surgical history separately?
q2.4 – infection – need to know when; even a serious infection if resolved is likely to be acceptable
q2.14 – “infection of the genital (reproductive) system” – what exactly is being asked?