a former hospital caretaker surnamed Zhou quit his job to run an underground blood business, charging patients 1,500 RMB for 400cc (two units, the maximum recommended donation). Zhou then recruited migrant and unemployed workers to pose as family and friends, paying them less than a third of the proceeds.
Source: The World of Chinese
If you wait until World Blood Donor Day to donate your blood, blood stock will shortfall against demand before the World Blood Donor Day because everyone else is doing so.
Donated blood expires after a month or so (depending on which country you are in).
If you donate on World Blood Donor Day, it is higher chance your blood expires before given to anyone because everyone else is doing so.
Just make an online booking on World Blood Donor Day. That should be the new tradition of digital era.
Find out which country has on-line booking system HERE.
Let’s hear what WHO says about it HERE!
The looming Easter long weekend, when many South Africans drive long distances and road accidents increase, will certainly put additional pressure on the national blood supply. But Mlambo points out that incidents of trauma make up only a fraction of the demand for blood.
Source: News 24
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According to the WHO, the safest blood donations come from volunteers who have no monetary incentive to make a donation. Sri Lanka is the epitome of this finding with 100 percent of its 380,000 units of blood coming from voluntary, unpaid donors. These donations have proven to be safe and have contributed to economic development across the country. (Source: Borgen Magazine)
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