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Hepatitis B (HBV) prevalence rate in donated blood has reduced to a quarter from 2005 to 2012, and Hepatitis C (HCV) has decreased by a third in the country, said Dr. Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, head of Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO). The prevalence of HIV in donated blood is 0.003%, the lowest rate in the region.

At present blood donation in the country is 27 units per 1000 people, the highest in Eastern Mediterranean region, Mehr news agency reported.

 

Financialtribune.com