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10 Facts On Blood Transfusion

10 Facts On Blood Transfusion

Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood. The need for blood transfusion may arise at any time in both urban and rural areas. The unavailability of blood has led to deaths and many patients suffering from ill-health. An adequate and reliable supply […]

Fact Sheet: Blood Safety And Availability

Fact Sheet: Blood Safety And Availability

Key facts* Of the 112.5 million blood donations collected globally, approximately half of these are collected in high-income countries, home to 19% of the world’s population. In low-income countries, up to 65% of blood transfusions are given to children under 5 years of age; whereas in high-income countries, the most frequently transfused patient group is […]

7 Common Myths About Blood Donation Debunked

7 Common Myths About Blood Donation Debunked

Myths are omnipresent. In every domain, myths are prevalent. They cannot be avoided by any means. But what we really can do is to avoid believing blindly to the myths. Today, World Blood Donor Day 2017, is being observed across the globe. Various organisations are trying to shed some light on the increasing blood requirement […]

TEMIE GIWA-TUNBOSUN: Saving Lives By Moving Blood With LIFEBANK

TEMIE GIWA-TUNBOSUN: Saving Lives By Moving Blood With  LIFEBANK

Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, blood donation is needed to save human lives in times of health crisis, emergency and disasters. The millions of patients needing transfusion do not have timely access to it due to lack of reliable testing systems, accurate data on the screening of donated blood, staff shortage, and lack […]