Blood transfusions can be a life saving medical treatment and many patients with blood cancer will require them. Patients and their families often have important questions about the effects and risks of blood transfusion (or blood donation) that they don't always get an opportunity to ask. Some of these questions already have known answers, but other questions require further research.
The James Lind Alliance is a group of patients and clinicians who work together to make sure that future research can be prioritised according to the questions and needs of patients, carers and health professionals. This is where you come in!
We would love for you to fill in our short survey which will ask you to write down any questions you have about blood transfusion or blood donation. We'll then look through every question we receive, group together those that are not already answered by research and organise a second survey later this year to prioritise which of these questions are important to the most people. These questions will then be prioritised for research funding.
We are really grateful for your involvement which will ensure that the views of patients and families with blood cancer influences the research agenda in transfusion.
More information about the project and blood transfusions is available on our website: http://www.
Take the patient survey