Monthly Archives: October 2014

“A personalized approach to donation prevents deferrals and keeps the donor healthy.”

Katja van den HurkKatja van den Hurk works as a senior epidemiologist at the department of Donor Studies at Sanquin Blood Supply. Her main research topics are Donor characteristics and Donor health. Sanquin, by law the only blood bank in the Netherlands, has an extremely loyal donor population of about 2.5% of the Dutch population, that make approximately 800.000 donations per year. In the Netherlands the blood supply is dependent on voluntary non-remunerated donors.