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Predicting Blood Donations


We've all got to start somewhere. This is the smallest, least complex dataset on DrivenData. That makes it a great place to dive into the world of data science competitions. Get your blood pumping and try your hand at predicting donations.

Blood Donations

Blood donation has been around for a long time. The first successful recorded transfusion was between two dogs in 1665, and the first medical use of human blood in a transfusion occurred in 1818. Even today, donated blood remains a critical resource during emergencies.

Red Cross, 1943

Our dataset is from a mobile blood donation vehicle in Taiwan. The Blood Transfusion Service Center drives to different universities and collects blood as part of a blood drive. We want to predict whether or not a donor will give blood the next time the vehicle comes to campus.

Competition End Date:

Sept. 2, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

This competition is for learning and exploring, so the deadline may be extended in the future.

Data is courtesy of Yeh, I-Cheng via the UCI Machine Learning repository:

Yeh, I-Cheng, Yang, King-Jang, and Ting, Tao-Ming, "Knowledge discovery on RFM model using Bernoulli sequence, "Expert Systems with Applications, 2008, doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2008.07.018.

Image is "New York, New York. Italian-American fireman giving pint of blood to the Red Cross." 1943