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10 facts on blood transfusion

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Voluntary unpaid donors account for 100% of blood supplies in 62 countries

In 2012, 73 countries reported collecting more than 90% of their blood supply from voluntary, unpaid blood donors, among them 62 countries collect 100% of blood supply from voluntary unpaid blood donors. But in 72 countries, less than 50% of blood supplies come from voluntary unpaid donors, with much of their blood supply still dependent on family/replacement and paid blood donors.

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