500,000 women who die from complication of pregnancy each year
150,000 die because of lack of blood.
80% of the worldwide population has access to only 20% of safe blood.
Only 16% of blood supply is donated by voluntary/ non-remunerated blood donors in the world because of only family/replacement do in most of developing countries.
WHO Information Sheets, 2005
Blood Donation in India Tamilnadu has higher % of Voluntary (85.60%)
VBD: 51% in 2005
VBD: 45% in 2002
Source: Gift of blood, No: 92, July 2008, AVBD, West Bengal West Bengal had been able to attain up to 85.70 % blood donation by voluntary donors,
VBD: 55.1% in 2007
Blood Donation in India Source: Gift of blood, No: 92, July 2008, AVBD, West Bengal 67.21 Orissa 62.71 Mizoram 68.60 Gujarat 68.60 Maharastra 76.98 Chandigarh 80.30 Tripura 85.60 Tamilnadu 85.70 West Bengal % States
Demand and Supply of Blood Donation From NACO 2006 5 million units 8 million donors India 75 million units 150 million donors Worldwide Annual Supply in 2005 (Unit) Annual Requirement (Million Donors)