South East Asia faces severe shortage of safe blood.

@article{Sharma2000SouthEA,
  title={South East Asia faces severe shortage of safe blood.},
  author={Rita Sharma},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2000},
  volume={320 7241},
  pages={1026}
}
South East Asia is experiencing a severe shortage of safe blood. The region collects only 7 million units a year but needs a total of 15 million units. This problem is worsened by inappropriate use of blood without separation into its components, with 80-85% of blood being used as whole blood. In addition, the Supreme Court in India has banned the use of blood from professional blood sellers because they were considered to be a high-risk group of HIV. Unscreened blood is also allowed to… CONTINUE READING