(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Morocco is behind the blood donors rate of 3% for the whole country’s population as set by the World Health Organization (WHO), said director of National Center for Blood Transfusion and Hematology (CNTSH) Mohamed Benajiba.
Despite the rise in the number of blood donors nationally (297,073 in 2015), the current rate of 0.95% is not enough compared to the number of inhabitants, Benajiba told MAP on the World Blood Donor Day (June 14). Some 550,656 blood bags were given to hospitals in 2015, posting an increase of 20.02% compared to 2014, he said, adding that the blood collection operation requires mechanisms for sorting plasma, blood platelets and red blood cells. He recalled that the year 2013 was marked by a new era of blood donation culture thanks to the campaign launched under the chairmanship of HM the King, adding that voluntary and organized donations will contribute to self-sufficiency at the national level. With MAP