How safe should donor blood be?


16Jan2018 10:00 - 11:00

PhD defence ceremony

Blood services apply various safety measures to prevent the transmission of infections through blood transfusion. The costs and number of safety measures in the Netherlands is relatively high compared to other countries. From a utilitarian perspective, these measures consume resources that cold probably be used more beneficially elsewhere in the healthcare system. Koen Kramer explores the ethical arguments for applying safety measures despite their inefficiency.

K. Kramer: How Safe should Donor Blood be? 


Prof. H.L. Zaaijer

Prof. M.F. Verweij (Universiteit Wageningen)


  • Agnietenkapel

    Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231 | 1012 EZ Amsterdam
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This event is open to the public.

Published by  University of Amsterdam