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Figures released by the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) show that each year on average, 2.1 people donate blood voluntarily. Of this figure, only 7% are women while globally, the participation rate of women in blood donation is around 30%, said Ali Akbar Pour-Fathollah, head of the IBTO, on Monday. 

Among all blood donors, 43% are regular blood donors, IRNA quoted him as saying.  The rate of blood donation in the country is 27 units per 1000 people. Blood donation 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.

 

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