Published Online: June 30, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2889.
Study concept and design: Roubinian, Escobar, Liu, Murphy.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Roubinian, Escobar, Liu, Gardner, Carson, Kleinman.
Drafting of the manuscript: Roubinian, Liu, Carson.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Roubinian.
Obtained funding: Escobar, Murphy.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Liu, Gardner, Murphy.
Study supervision: Kleinman, Murphy.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The authors were supported by research contracts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) contracts HHSN2682011000005I and HHSN268201100004I for the Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study-III (REDS-III).
Role of the Sponsors: The NHLBI had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: We acknowledge Chaya Prasad, MD, Richard Ray, MD, Jason Lee, MD, and the other members of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) Blood Bank for facilitating access to blood bank data used in the study. We thank Cynthia Vasallo, BSN, and Linda Gliner, BSN (KPNC Department of Quality and Operation Support), for performing data quality audits and Bix Swain, MS, and John Greene, MS (KPNC Division of Research), for assistance with electronic medical record programming. Contributors did not receive financial compensation.
Group Information: The NHLBI Recipient Epidemiology Donor Evaluation Study–III (REDS-III), domestic component, is the responsibility of the following persons: Hubs: A. E. Mast and J. L. Gottschall, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; D. J. Triulzi and J. E. Kiss, The Institute For Transfusion Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; E. L. Murphy and E. W. Fiebig, University of California, San Francisco; E. L. Snyder, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut; R. G. Cable, American Red Cross Blood Services, Farmington, Connecticut; Data Coordinating Center: D. J. Brambilla and M. T. Sullivan, RTI International, Rockville, Maryland; Central Laboratory: M. P. Busch and P. J. Norris, Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, California; Publication Committee Chairman: R. Y. Dodd, American Red Cross, Holland Laboratory, Rockville; Steering Committee Chairman: S. H. Kleinman, University of British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health: S. A. Glynn and A. M. Cristman, Bethesda, Maryland.