A study funded by the National Institutes of Health reports that "Nearly two-thirds of countries worldwide have an insufficient supply of blood for transfusion, according to findings from a recent modeling study including 195 countries and territories.
Shortages are attributable to a variety of challenges, including resource constraints, insufficient component production, and a high prevalence of infectious diseases, according to investigators.
“Many countries face critical undersupply of transfusions, which will become more pronounced as access to care improves,” the investigators wrote."
Full article: mdedge.com/emergencymedicin...?
There's currently a worldwide shortage of IgG, which many of us regularly need to maintain our immunity, plus during treatment, it's reasonably common to require blood or platelet transfusions until our bone marrow recovers sufficiently.
Please encourage anyone that asks, "What can I do to help you?" to consider becoming a regular blood donor.
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