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Extending opening hours for blood donation to weekday evenings, or to the weekends, would provide additional whole blood at a cost per additional unit of £23 and £29 respectively.

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Richard Grieve 1,*, Sarah Willis 1, Kaat De Corte 1, M Zia Sadique 1, Neil Hawkins 1,2, Silvia Perra 1, Mark Pennington 1,3, Jenny Turner 1, Carmel Moore 4,5, Crispin Wickenden 6, Catharina Koppitz 6, Gavin Cho 6, David J Roberts 4,6,7, Gail Miflin 6, John A Cairns 1

1 Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
2 Institute of Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
3 Department of Health Services & Population Research, King’s College London, London, UK
4 NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Donor Health and Genomics, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
5 INTERVAL Coordinating Centre, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge, UK
6 NHS Blood and Transplant, London, UK
7 Radcliffe Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
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