Profiles of Transfusion Recipients (PROTON2-study)

Information on blood recipients from 1995-2006 was collected in 20 Dutch hospitals to establish the PROTON dataset, containing 2.4 million transfusions and their recipients. Data were linked to mortality databases (GBA) and hospital discharge diagnoses databases (LMR) at Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The PROTON dataset encompasses 28% of the total blood use in the Netherlands. 

In collaboration with Clinical Consultancy Services of the Sanquin Blood Bank, TTA started in 2011 with a program aiming at a continuous collect of data in all segments of the blood transfusion chain in order to monitor and optimize the blood transfusion chain. This project (PROTON2) was a logical prolongation of the successful earlier PROTON project. Additional collaboration with the EMGO+ institute (Amsterdam) and the Jon J van Rood Center for Clinical Transfusion Research (Leiden) will over the next few years lead to a national research database with data on the whole blood transfusion chain. This central data warehouse will allow for answering a range of research questions for various stakeholders. The PROTON2 database will allow:  


The relationship between age and diagnosis of red blood cell recipients.

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Last edited on: 15 April 2013