DDI2.5 XML CODEBOOK RECORD FOR STUDY NUMBER 851062 Risk, safety and consent in contemporary blood services in the United Kingdom: perspectives from sociology and law


This project aims to provide a sociologically informed analysis of professional practice, public policy, law, and public understandings in relation to risks in the supply of blood products in the UK. Blood is a staple of the supply of biological materials that underpin contemporary medical practice and, contrary to the older images of blood banking, plasma-derived products manufactured by pharmaceutical companies form an important part of the blood supply. A new generation of recombinant products have been developed and research is underway into the development of other complex or hybrid blood products. As the dynamics of globalisation and modernisation engage the way that blood services are organised, the tasks facing regulators and policy-makers have become more complex. The paradox in the long endeavour to supply safe blood - that new risks have emerged or been manufactured, even as progress is achieved- resonates with wider sociological discussions about the nature of risk in modern societies. The project methods include socio legal analysis and qualitative methods such as interviews, which will generate new empirical data on the perspectives of patients, professionals, and policy makers about risk and safety in the supply of blood and blood products.

Interviews and focus group. The project dataset comprises thirty transcripts in total, of which twenty transcripts are offered for data archiving, with the interviewees’ consent.

DOI https://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-851062
Metadata Access https://datacatalogue.cessda.eu/oai-pmh/v0/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_ddi25&identifier=bf3f4e209db55ce628781c0e83eada050466743ef3bde0bd302a9baa65aa5b38
Creator Busby, H, University of Leicester
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2013
Funding Reference Economic and Social Research Council
Rights Helen Busby, University of Leicester; The Data Collection is available for download to users registered with the UK Data Service.
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Text
Discipline Jurisprudence; Law; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage United Kingdom