Spain comes sixth in world blood donation ranking

Clay Curtis
June 15, 2019

Established in 2004, World Blood Donor Day is marked every year on June 14 to raise awareness of the need for this life-saving gift.

"Access to safe blood and blood products is a key component of an effective health system and a significant building block for the successful achievement of health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)".

South Africans are being urged to go out in their numbers to donate, to maintain a stable supply of safe blood.

World Blood Donor Day was about awareness and letting people know how easy donating blood could be, she said. It gives certain facilities to the people while the blood was donating.

In 2009, experts in transfusion medicine, policy-makers and nongovernmental representatives from 40 countries formulated the Melbourne Declaration, which set up a goal for all countries to obtain all their blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors by 2020.

In addition, Greece imported 27,050 blood units from the Swiss Red Cross in 2015 to cover part of the needs of Mediterranean anemia sufferers. Once the blood has been extracted, the needle is carefully removed and the small puncture is covered with a cotton ball or sterile gauze.Your donor career will sit with you throughout the donation, talking to you and explaining the procedure.

Only sterile, one use needles are used in blood donation, so you are not at risk of an infection.

Facebook wants to make it easier for blood banks to find donors. Whether you're scared of needles, or you're unable to donate, there is nothing better than saving a life.

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More are needed so there's enough plasma in hospital to treat patients.

About 6.8 million people in the USA give blood each year, but just a fraction of people who are able to donate blood actually do so.

Researchers who spoke to Dr. Thiha Aung, deputy director and head of the National Blood Center in Yangon, were told that despite the ongoing undersupply of blood, there has been an improvement in the outreach of donations in recent years. The feature allows people to sign up as blood donors and to locate their nearest blood donation centres. Blood donation comes from energy in the body.

"As a Veterinary Surgeon and advocate of animal welfare, it gives me a great deal of satisfaction to be able to support a cause as worthy as the RVC blood transfusion service", Mr Burns said. If we donate the little excess blood in our body, it could save someone's life without creating any problem for us.

According to the stats, just 64,672 of 20-24-year-olds gave blood, compared to 177,765 of 25-34s and nearly a quarter of a million of those aged 55 plus. However, what they get from this noble deed is a sense of altruism, apart from the goodwill of patients and their families who are in need of blood.

Countries around the world are celebrating World Blood Donor Day on Friday (today). All it takes is a small needle prick, and a bit of your time every 56 days. This test whether you are eligible for blood donation.

"We serve about 80 hospitals here in IN", says Brodt.

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