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dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Eamonnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Catherineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorO'Carroll, Ronan Een_UK
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-06T00:07:54Z-
dc.date.available2019-07-06T00:07:54Z-
dc.date.issued2019en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29843-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Without a supply of blood, health services could not meet their clinical needs. Similarly, organs for transplantation save and transform lives. Donations are acts of generosity that are traditionally seen as altruistic, and accordingly, interventions to recruit and retain blood and organ donors have focused on altruism. We review the predictors, prevalence and correlates of these two behaviours, how effective interventions have been, and draw common themes. Design: Narrative review. Results: We highlight that both recipients and donors benefit, and as such neither blood nor organ donation is purely altruistic. We also highlight health problems associated with both types of donation. In evaluating interventions, we highlight that a move to an opt-out policy for organ donation may not be the simple fix it is believed to be, and propose interventions to enhance the effectiveness of an opt-in policy (e.g. social media updates). We show that incentives, text messaging, feedback and a focus on prosocial emotions (e.g. ‘warm-glow’, ‘gratitude’) may be effective interventions for both blood and organ donation. Interventions designed to reduce fainting (e.g. water pre-loading) are also effective for blood donation. Conclusions: We conclude that affect is key to understanding both types of donation and in designing effective interventions.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_UK
dc.relationFerguson E, Murray C & O'Carroll RE (2019) Blood and organ donation: health impact, prevalence, correlates, and interventions. Psychology and Health, 34 (9), pp. 1073-1104. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2019.1603385en_UK
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.en_UK
dc.subjectBlood donationen_UK
dc.subjectorgan donationen_UK
dc.subjectaltruismen_UK
dc.subjectreciprocityen_UK
dc.titleBlood and organ donation: health impact, prevalence, correlates, and interventionsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2020-06-19en_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Ferguson Murray O'Carroll Blodo and Organ Review R3.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 12 months after formal publication.en_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/08870446.2019.1603385en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid31213077en_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePsychology and Healthen_UK
dc.citation.issn1476-8321en_UK
dc.citation.issn0887-0446en_UK
dc.citation.volume34en_UK
dc.citation.issue9en_UK
dc.citation.spage1073en_UK
dc.citation.epage1104en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.author.emailronan.ocarroll@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date18/06/2019en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychologyen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000475165900001en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85067594062en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1406818en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-5130-291Xen_UK
dc.date.accepted2019-03-26en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2019-07-05en_UK
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