Welcome to the Survey

Welcome to the Blood transfusion and Donation Prioritisation Survey

We would like you to help select the top 10 most important questions for the future of blood transfusion and blood donation. 

Why do your views matter to us?
We are interested in everyone’s opinion, particularly those of patients and blood donors. 

How were these topics first identified?
In an initial survey 800 suggestions were received. In series of panel discussions we have shortlisted these to 50. Please help us select the research questions that you feel are most important. 

How long will it take?
It should take about 10 minutes for you to complete. 

How can I find more information?
Full details of the project can be found here: http://www.bloodtransfusionquestions.uk/ 
About you
 We ask a few things about you (e.g. age, gender,ethnic group and so on). There are two main reasons why we are asking for this information. The first is that we want to ensure that the range of responses we get is representative - we want to give everybody a chance to have their say. The second reason is that within NHS Blood and Transplant it is important for us to understand the needs and concerns of our present and potential donors. 
We do recognise, though, that some people would rather not provide this kind of information.  When you get to the 'About You' section you will have the option of telling us that you do not wish to complete that part of the form.

Glossary of frequently used words:
Anaemia means that you have fewer blood cells than normal. Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body: fewer red blood cells means that your body has less oxygen available to carry around in your blood.
Anaemic refers to people who have anaemia.
Plasma is the liquid part of blood and is made up of water, salts, and proteins.
Platelets are tiny blood cells that help your body form clots to stop bleeding. 

So if you’re ready, please choose 10 of the questions listed below. If you prefer you can select only 5 questions.

* 1. From the questions listed below, which 10 do you think are the most important?