Blood Needs Met

Blood Needs MetBlood Needs Met

Iran was able to supply 100% of its blood needs through voluntary donations in 2015, while 73 countries in the world achieved 90% success. “We continue to encourage people to donate blood and the theme for this year’s World Blood Donor Day is ‘Blood Connects Us All’,” said Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, head of Iran Blood Transfusion Organization. Iran’s blood donation rate of 26.8 units per every 1,000 people is over twice that of most developed countries (11.7 units), ISNA reported. According to a report published by the World Health Organization, in 2015, 108 million blood units were donated across the world, nearly 50% in developed and high-income nations. This is to say that 18% of the global population has access to 50% of the blood products and 83% have access to the remaining half. While 65% of donated blood is used for youth and children in developing and underdeveloped nations, the blood products are used for people aged over 65 in developed countries.