Caring for Those Who Share: Improving the Health of Wisconsin Blood Donors

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2008
     Project End Date: 6/30/2009

Project Goal Statement: This proposal aims to identify and prevent treatable disease in prospective Wisconsin blood donors who are not allowed to donate because of anemia, through the use of an interventional tool and increased awareness about the need for further evaluation.

Original Award Amount: $49,959
Adjusted Award Amount: $47,208*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: National Anemia Action Council, Inc.
Additional community partner organization names: BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Kenneth G. Schellhase, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: Anne Marbella, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2008 - 4/30/2009
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
     BloodCenter of Wisconsin
     National Anemia Action Council, Inc.

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Educational brochure distributed to consented donors
  • Papers
    • Young S, Fink A, Geiger S, Marbella A, Mast AE, Schellhase KG. Community blood donors’ knowledge of anemia and design of a literacy-appropriate educational intervention. Transfusion.
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E:

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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