Annual Blood Donation

Annual Blood Donation Annual Blood Donation

Around 2.1 million units of donated blood is collected in the country every year, said Ali Pour Fathollah, head of the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO), on Wednesday. “The rate of blood donation in the country is 27 units per 1000 people,” he said, IRNA reported. Blood donation rate in high-income countries is 33.1 units per 1000 people; 11.7 units in middle-income countries and 4.6 units in low-income countries. Around 51.5% of donors in Iran are regulars who give blood at least twice a year. Iran’s half a million regular donors are a great asset to the national health system, he said.