Should we neglect or nurture replacement blood donors in sub-Saharan Africa?

@article{Bates2010ShouldWN,
  title={Should we neglect or nurture replacement blood donors in sub-Saharan Africa?},
  author={Imelda Bates and Oliver W. Hassall},
  journal={Biologicals : journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={
          65-7
        }
}
Lack of blood is common in SSA but quantification of the overall shortfall is hampered by a lack of evidence-based targets for blood collection. Despite recommendations that all blood donors should be voluntary and non-remunerated, replacement donors are common throughout sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Voluntary donors are generally recruited through centralised systems whereas replacement donors are recruited by families and donate through hospitals. Blood from a centralised service is more… CONTINUE READING

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