SPAINS leads the world in organ donation. Previously published figures reveal that approximately 46.9 per million people in the population (pmp) – per year become blood donors when they die.
Blood donations in Spain also remain high. By Autonomous Community, the highest rate of blood donations was in Extremadura and in Castilla y León with around 45 per 1,000 inhabitants.
Between 2015 and 2018 there have been around 1,700,000 blood donations in Spain, according to data from the Spanish Federation of Blood Donors (FEDSANG). In addition, the percentage of active donors is higher in men than in women and in the age group between 31 and 45 years.
A recent report led by the Andalusian Network of Transfusion Medicine, has revealed that in Andalusia alone, 319,499 people donated blood in 2019, an increase of 0.3% in respect to 2018 despite the slight decline in blood donations in Córdoba, Granada and Málaga.
54% of regular donors are men and 46% are women, the slightly lower percentage in woman donors is because blood donation is not permitted if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Finally, the report also shows a positive trend in the donation of Bown Marrow Donor Registration, according to reports, in 2019 there were 7,590 donors registered in REDMO (Bone Marrow Donor Registry) in Andalusia, 15.8% more than in 2018.