10 APRIL 2018

Blood donations and use of blood components 2017

The 2017 data for donors and use of blood components were published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

31,734 people donated blood for 55,057 times during last year (in 2016: 33,154 and 57,789 respectively). On average, every donor donated blood 1.7 times, which has been stable in the last years. The number of first time donors was 5,084, which is 16% of all blood donors. The number of apheresis donors was 694. Apheresis procedures formed 6.3% of all blood donations in 2017 (in 2016: 5.6%).

Last year, over 16,000 blood transmissions were carried out in hospitals.