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.