Blood

Blood Donation Statistics

General Statistics of Blood Donation

  • Only 5% of donors who are eligible donate blood nationwide.
  • Only 38% of the total population in the US are eligible for donating blood.
  • Transfusion number increases by 9% each year.
  • Each year more than 4.5 million Americans and Canadians need blood transfusion.
  • In the US and Canada, around 43,000 pints of blood is used everyday.
  • About 25% of all people worldwide require blood at least once in their lifetime.
  • 1 in every 7 patients entering the hospital needs blood.
  • Females receive about 53% and males receive about 47% of blood transfusion.
  • Out of total registered voters, 94% are blood donors.
  • Sickle cell disease affects more than 80,000 people in the US, out of which 98% are of African descent.
  • About 17% of non-donors have never thought of donating.
  • About 15% of non-donors do not donate because they cannot take out time from their busy life.
  • About 5,00,000 Americans have donated blood following the September 11 attack.
  • Everyday more than 38,000 blood donations are needed.
  • If only one more % of Americans start donating blood then blood scarcity would disappear soon.
  • If all blood donors donate blood thrice in a year, then blood shortages would be a rare event.
  • A single victim of a car accident would require about 100 units of blood.
  • Most of the 1,00,000 cancer patients need blood on a daily basis during their treatment.
  • The need of blood comes at an interval of every 2 seconds.

Blood Donation Statistics For The Year 2001

  • Blood donations collected in the US in each year is about 15 million.
  • Blood donors in The US is about 8 millions each year.
  • About 4.9 million people received blood each year in the US.
  • Volume of blood to be transfused to patients is increasing each year by 6%.
  • A total of 29 million units of the all the components of whole blood is transfused every year.
  • About 3 gallons of blood supports the need of the entire nation for a minute.

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