Prof Wim (W. L. A. M.) de Kort MD PhD

Donor Health Care


Chemistry, Medicine, Toxicology, Epidemiology,


‘Personnel selection through pre-employment medicals’

Research interests

Donor Management:

  • Effects of the blood donation process on donors: deferrals, ironmetabolism, adverse events and reactions.
  • Behavioural aspects of blood donation: factors influencing donor recruitment and donor retention.


Epidemiological research methods. Biostatistics


2014-present Professor of Donor Health Care, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
2010-present Head Dept Donor Studies, Sanquin Research
2010-present Director Donor Services, Sanquin Blood Bank
2002-2010 Director Sanquin Blood Bank South East Region
1998-2002 Director Sanquin Blood Bank 'Gelderse Rivieren'
1998-present Sanquin
1996-1998 Professor of Social Medicine at the Radboud University Nijmegen
1989-1998 Dutch Research Institute TNO: Manager Division Human Nutrition and Toxicology
1982-1989 Directorate General of Labour, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment

Other publications

Fransman W, Roeleveld N, Peelen S, de Kort W, Kromhout H, Heederik D. Nurses with dermal exposure to antineoplastic drugs: reproductive outcomes. Epidemiology 2007; 18(1):112-9.

Bos PM, Brouwer DH, Stevenson H, Boogaard PJ, de Kort WL, van Hemmen JJ. Proposal for the assessment of quantitative dermal exposure limits in occupational environments: Part 1. Development of a concept to derive a quantitative dermal occupational exposure limit. Occup Environ Med 1998; 55(12):795-804. Review.

De Kort W, van Dijk F. Preventive effectiveness of pre-employment medical assessments. Occup Environ Med 1997; 54(1):1-6.

Brussaard JH, Van Dokkum W, Van der Paauw CG, De Vos RH, De Kort WL, Löwik MR. Dietary intake of food contaminants in The Netherlands (Dutch Nutrition Surveillance System). Food Addit Contam 1996; 13(5):561-73.

Brouwer R, van Maarleveld K, Ravensberg L, Meuling W, de Kort W, van Hemmen JJ. Skin contamination, airborne concentrations, and urinary metabolite excretion of propoxur during harvesting of flowers in greenhouses. Am J Ind Med 1993; 24(5):593-603.

Van Dijk FJ, de Kort WL, Verbeek JH. Quality assessment of occupational health services instruments. Occup Med (Lond) 1993; 43 Suppl 1:S28-33.

De Kort WL, Uiterweer HW, van Dijk FJ. Agreement on medical fitness for a job. Scand J Work Environ Health 1992; 18(4):246-51.

De Lange J, van Eck P, Elliott GR, de Kort WL, Wolthuis OL. The isolated blood-perfused pig ear: an inexpensive and animal-saving model for skin penetration studies. J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods 1992; 27(2):71-7.

De Kort WL, Fransman LG, van Dijk FJ. Preemployment medical examinations in a large occupational health service. Scand J Work Environ Health 1991; 17(6):392-7.

De Kort WL. [The value of employment medical examinations]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 1990; 134(33):1589-93.

De Kort WL, Zwennis WC. Blood lead and blood pressure: some implications for the situation in The Netherlands. Environ Health Perspect 1988; 78:67-70.

De Kort WL, Sangster B. Acute intoxications during work. Vet Hum Toxicol 1988; 30(1):9-11.

De Kort WL, Kiestra SH, Sangster B. The use of atropine and oximes in organophosphate intoxications: a modified approach. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 1988; 26(3-4):199-208.

Zwaveling JH, de Kort WL, Meulenbelt J, Hezemans-Boer M, van Vloten WA, Sangster B. Exposure of the skin to methyl bromide: a study of six cases occupationally exposed to high concentrations during fumigation. Hum Toxicol 1987; 6(6):491-5.

De Kort WL, Cremers PM, Bleeker PA, Kok HC. [Metals and plastics as causes of disease]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 1987; 131(28):1201-3.

De Kort WL, Verschoor MA, Wibowo AA, van Hemmen JJ. Occupational exposure to lead and blood pressure: a study in 105 workers. Am J Ind Med 1987; 11(2):145-56.

De Kort WL, Savelkoul TJ, Sindram JW, Jennekens FG. [Delayed neurotoxicity following poisoning with organophosphorous compounds]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 1986; 130(42):1896-8.

Sangster B, de Kort WL. Toxicokinetics versus pharmacokinetics. Dev Toxicol Environ Sci 1986;12:303-13. Review.

De Kort WL, Sangster B, Douze JM, van Dijk A, Gimbrère JS. [Paraquat poisoning in the Netherlands, 1972-1982]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1984; 128(52):2441-5.