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Many nations don't have enough stored blood to meet rising medical demands

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that for every 1,000 people in any country, 10 to 20 blood donations are needed to provide adequate supplies

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Globally, many countries don’t have enough donated blood to meet their needs, a recent study suggests. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that for every 1,000 people in any country, 10 to 20 blood donations are needed to provide adequate supplies. Blood transfusions save lives and improve health, and the WHO says ensuring a safe and adequate supply of blood should be an integral part of every country’s national health care policy. But the study of the blood supply and demands for transfusions based on common health issues in 195 countries found that 119 of them may ...

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First Published: Sun, November 10 2019. 00:34 IST