We have the pleasure to announce the availability of the above-mentioned study, which provides a global perspective on the blood collection, processing and transfusion systems for over 40 countries from the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Most of the countries were the result of in-depth interviews with blood organization officials discussing the blood system’s role into the overall healthcare system, current trends and what’s new. The following topics are included:

  • Organization of Blood Transfusion Services,
  • Data on blood & plasma collections, and component prices,
  • Data on the processing of blood, components and plasma for transfusion,
  • Data on the market for blood bags, cell separators, filters and other supplies and equipment.

 

The table of contents are enclosed below.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Summary Tables . . 6

Key Facts on Blood Safety & Availability. . 8

Introduction. . 9

Argentina . . 28

Australia . . 31

Austria . . 36

Belgium  . . 39

Brazil  . . 45

Canada . . 48

China . . 54

Colombia . . 58

Czech Republic . .62

Denmark . .65

Egypt . .70

Estonia . . 73

Finland  . . 77

France  . . 81

Georgia . . 85

Germany . . 89

Honduras . . 94

Hungary . . 97

Indonesia . . 100

Iran . . 103

Ireland . .107

Israel . . 112

Italy . . 116

Japan . . 120

Jordan . . 125

Luxembourg . . 127

Mexico . . 130

Nepal . . 133

Netherlands . . 135

New Zealand . . 140

Norway . . 145

Poland . . 149

Portugal . . 151

Russia . . 154

Saudi Arabia  . . 157

South Africa  . . 160

South Korea  . . 164

Spain . . 168

Sweden . . 172

Switzerland . . 176

Turkey . . 180

UK (England, Scotland, Wales) . . 184

USA . . 190

Venezuela . . 197

Vietnam . . 200