The Blood Donation Process


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The Blood Donation Process
The American Red Cross states that nearly 5 million Americans every year will receive a blood transfusion. They go on to say that the supply of available blood always falls short of the demand. Despite being simple to donate, the Red Cross estimates that only “5% of the eligible public donates blood”. This paper will examine he various aspects of the blood donation process.
Blood donations are usually voluntary. Usually the donations are given freely, however sometimes the donors are paid or given other incentives like paid time off from work. Further, there a number of different types of donation. Allogenic donations are the most common form. This is when a donor donates blood to a blood bank anonymously....
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.....nt to get all blood donations around the world to be dome on a voluntary basis. This is because if people are paid to donate blood, they may lie or be deceiving about illnesses that they have in order to make money. In the United States, all blood donations are done on a non-paid voluntary basis with the exception of plasmapheresis. This however is not the case throughout the world, and there is a movement by the World Health Organization to change this factor. There still exists, however, some fringe benefits for blood donors in the United States. The Mayo Clinic, offers a “blood alliance recipient benefits plan” which provides small financial assistance to their blood donors. This is a comprehensive overview of the blood donation process.