Linkage to other databases

Of all participants in DIS, a vast majority (27,450 (88%) of DIS-I and 28,790 (83%) of DIS-II participants) gave informed consent for linkage to external databases.

The main aim of establishing these linkages is to investigate associations between blood donation and disease or causes of death. Linkage to the Dutch Cancer Registry is planned for 2014-2015.

Last edited on: 18 August 2014