DECISION SUPPORT FOR HIV SCREENING IN BLOOD BANKS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 13654
Amount: $441,446.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1408 W University Ave, Urbana, IL, 61801
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Harriet H Imrey
 (217) 367-3645
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
OPTIMAL DESIGN OF PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS FOR SCREENING BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) IS DEPENDENT ON CONSIDERATION OF SEROPREVALENCE IN THEDONOR POPULATION (ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT REGIONAL DIFFERENCES), ON THE PREVALENCE OF AND OVERLAP WITHOTHER MARKERS SUCH AS THOSE FOR HEPATITIS, AND ON VOLUNTARY SELF-DEFERRAL BEHAVIOR UNDER DIFFERENT CONTINGENCIES. THIS PROJECT WILL EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF INCORPORATING THESE VARIABLES AND THEIR INTERACTIONS INTO A COMPUTER-BASEDDECISION SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR THE BLOOD BANKING COMMUNITY IN ORDER TO ASSIST IN THE ESTIMATION OF THE ECONOMIC, LEGAL, AND POLICY CONSEQUENCES OF CURRENT VS. ALTERNATIVE SCREENING PROTOCOLS FOR HIV IN DONATED BLOOD. IN ADDITION, SUCH ALTERNATIVE PROTOCOLS ARE TO BE ORIENTED TO EVEN FURTHER INCREASING THE SAFETY OF THE BLOOD SUPPLY WHILE MINIMIZING DONOR ATTRITION. IF THE PARAMETERS FOR A DECISION-PROMPTING MODEL TO SIMULATETHE EFFECTS OF ALTERNATIVE SCREENING PROCEDURES CAN BE IDENTIFIED AND DOCUMENTED DURING PHASE I, A PHASE II VENTURE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN APPROPRIATE SOFTWARE PACKAGE IS PLANNED.

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