On 1 November 2017 (10:00 hrs) Maurits Hoogerwerf defended his thesis 'Giving blood: donor stress and hemostasis. Don't let your blood run cold' at the University of Amsterdam.
Does a donation induce stress in blood donors, and does this affect the donor’s hemostasis? Donation-induced psychological, hormonal and physiological stress response patterns during a blood donation procedure were examined, and the effects of donation-induced stress response on immediate changes in hemostatic parameters were investigated.
Results from a systematic review indicated the presence of a psychological stress response in donors, which was affected by donation experience. For hormonal and physiological stress responses data were less conclusive and did not show a universal pattern.
Routinely assessed cohort data provided evidence that negative experiences are associated with increased blood pressure at the subsequent visit in a group of predominantly experienced donors.
Promotores: Prof JK Sluiter PhD and prof MHW Frings-Dresen PhD
Co-promotores: IJT Veldhuizen PhD and EM Merz PhD