Funding for this research was provided by:
NHS Blood and Transplant
University of Bedfordshire
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-11-12
Received: 29 March 2018
Accepted: 23 October 2018
First Online: 12 November 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: NHS Research Ethics approval was obtained from the London—Brent committee on 3 November 2017 (Protocol V2.0, REC Reference 17/LO/1361). Approval from the Confidentiality Advisory Group was obtained on 8 December 2017 (Protocol V2.0, CAG Reference 17/CAG/0169), and Health Research Authority approval was obtained on 11 December 2017 (Protocol V2.0, IRAS Project ID 230702). The University of Bedfordshire ethical approval was obtained on 20 November 2017 (Protocol V2.0, IHREC Application No. IHREC800). Non-substantial amendments were approved by the Health Research Authority on 23 February 2018 (Protocol V3.0), 1 March 2018 (Protocol V3.1), 21st April 2018 (Protocol V3.2) and 27 June 2018 (Protocol V3.3). As part of NHS REC requirements this study was registered with the ISRCTN registry [CitationRef removed].
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