This study provides a global perspective on the blood collection, processing and transfusion systems in 46 countries from the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The reports on 30 of the countries are based on in-depth interviews with blood officials in each of those countries to better help understand trends, how the blood system fits within its healthcare system and what’s new and different.
This is the latest expansion and update of the popular Blood Collection and Transfusion in Europe series, which the Marketing Research Bureau has published every three years since the 1980’s. The senior editor of this newest version is Jim MacPherson, an influential force in North American and global transfusion medicine for over 40 years.
- Demographic, economic and health indicators, and how they may affect future blood demand
- Structure of the health system in which the national blood system operates
- Structure and organization of blood collection, transfusion and regulatory oversight
- Recent organizational changes, current issues and future developments
- Blood/plasma donation process, storage and distribution. Type of donations (replacement or voluntary, non-remunerated or remunerated.)
- Where available, important hemovigilance experience
- Quantitative data on blood collections, percentage of units separated into components (red cell concentrates, fresh frozen plasma, platelets and other components) and use of apheresis technology
- Use of leukocyte depletion, pathogen inactivation techniques for blood components, including plasma safety measures (i.e., quarantine, methylene blue, solvent detergent)
- Where available (a minority of countries), market shares of the equipment and supplies used in blood and plasma collection, transfusion and processing (blood bags, apheresis machines, filters, etc.)
- Where available (a minority of countries), price of blood and cellular components
The report is delivered electronically (pdf files) and a hard copy is available. For more information or to order this report, please contact The Marketing Research Bureau at email@example.com, or +1 203 799-0298.