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Title: Can a decentralized blood supply system reach 100% voluntary nonremunerated donation?
Authors: Bou Assi, Tarek
Haddad, Antoine
Haddad, Laura
Garraud, Olivier
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Lebanon
Blood donors
Blood supply
Public health
Voluntary nonremunerated blood donation
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Part of: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Volume: 33
Issue: 4
Start page: e883
End page: e891
Abstract: 
Voluntary nonremunerated donation stands for the framework of a solid, safe, and sustainable blood supply; for this reason, the World Health Organization has set a goal toward achieving 100% voluntary nonremunerated blood donation in 2020. However, in Lebanon like in most developing countries, the majority of blood donations still come from family/replacement donors (around 75%) followed by voluntary donors for only 15%; compensated donors yet account for 10% of blood donations. Lebanon has a decentralized and fragmented blood supply system where private health care facilities predominate over the public system; thus, numerous challenges and roadblocks-that are discussed in this article-are likely to delay the fulfillment of the WHO resolution. By properly addressing (and resolving) those caveats, it should be expected that Lebanon can forecast achieving (or at least getting close to) 100% voluntary nonremunerated blood donation within the next decade.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5705
ISSN: 07496753
DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2576
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Type: Journal Article
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