Global status report on blood safety and availability 2021
The “Global status report on blood safety and availability 2021” is based on data, up to the year 2018, from the Global Database on Blood Safety (GDBS). It provides an update on the status of blood collection, testing, processing, and clinical transfusion around the world. The report provides the status and progress of countries in developing nationally-coordinated and well-managed national blood transfusion services. It reports on global and regional trends in blood collection and transfusion during the period 2008−2018, and provides an update on the status of WHO Member States in making quality-assured plasma available for fractionation of plasma-derived medicinal products (PDMPs) to meet the treatment needs of patients.