The Needs of Blood Donation in Indonesia

  • 09 June 2020

The minimum requirement of bloods in Indonesia has reached 5,1 million bags a year. But the production of bloods and the components is only 4,1 million bags, which is still below requirement. Therefore, the access for people to donate blood needs to be opened and improved.

Based on World Health Organization (WHO) standard, the minimum requirement of blood in Indonesia is around 5,1 million per year (2% of total Indonesia citizens), while the current production of blood and its components are just 4,1 million bags from 3,4 millions of donations. 90% of the total blood stocks, 90% are coming from volunteers’ donations.

28% causes of maternal death is due to bleeding

In Indonesia, based on the data of mother and child health in 2016, 28% causes of maternal death is caused by bleeding. Though it can be reduced if the access to blood donor can be improved. Moreover, the role or many people to become volunteers for blood donation is also highly important, since the availability of blood in many health institutions is highly determined by people’s participation in donating their blood.

In related to this issue, the government is creating a partnership between Puskesmas, Blood Transfusion Unit (UTD) and hospitals. The partnership is formed to guarantee the availability of blood stocks for pregnant mothers, breastfeeding moms, etc. Secure and reliable blood stock service is something that cannot be separated from the number of maternal mortality rate.

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