Why you should partner with GBF
Nearly 120 million units of blood are collected globally each year, but around half of these are collected in high-income countries. That’s home to less than one-fifth of the world’s population.
Between 5% and 10% of all HIV infections worldwide have been acquired through transfusion of contaminated blood and blood products.
There are not enough volunteer blood donors to meet patient needs, so the majority of low-income countries rely on a combination of family replacement and paid donors.
Blood is expensive to collect, test and process and puts a big strain on the finances of developing health services.