Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 14 (ANI): Roughly 5 lakh people die annually in India due to lack of an organ donor but with less than one per million people opting to donate, the organ donation rate
in the country is one of the lowest in the world, according to estimates.
Shortage of blood for safe transfusion has been approximately estimated at 40% for a year, in Pakistan, with the blood donation rate
being less than one per cent.
Tsai said the national blood donation rate
is 7.44 percent, and the average number of blood donations per person per year is 1.76.
It indicates a higher (60%) donation rate
with presumed consent in Wales than the opt-in model in England (50%).
In particular, Spain, which has the highest organ donation rate
, considers all citizens donors unless they opt out.
The second-lowest donation rate
was for those who got a letter requiring one person in 10 to activate matching funds, at 2 percent, followed by a 2.34 percent rate for the people promised an unconditional dollar-for-dollar match.
The reasons for SA's low deceased donation rate
While median blood donation rate
in high-income countries is 33.1 donations per 1,000 people, it is just 11.7 donations per 1,000 people in middle-income countries, and a measly 4.6 donations per 1,000 people in low-income countries.
The whole blood donation rate
is an indicator for the general availability of blood in a country.
The system being rolled out Wales has already been running for decades in Israel, Singapore and other European countries including Spain, which has the highest organ donation rate
in the world.
The study, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, found that Glasgow has the lowest donation rate
while Cardiff has the highest.