A Brief Note On The Egyptian Health System Essay

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3.1. Donors (Suppliers) Blood donation occurs when a person voluntarily has blood drawn and used for transfusion. Donation could be of whole blood which used rare now or of specific components directly. Blood banks prepare and participate in blood collection campaigns and the followed procedures. Today in developed countries, most blood donors are unpaid volunteers who donate blood for community supply. Meanwhile, in developing countries, with the severe shortage of blood stock, donors are paid money and received extra advantages such as: paid time off. The Egyptian health system suffer s from a severe shortage in the blood donation supplies as announced by some Health officials in Alexandria Blood bank “approximately, every three seconds, there is a patient who requires blood, thus there is an urgent need ranging between 2.5 to 3 million bags annually. Tragically, only 60% of the country’s needs are met, (Shafie, 2013). The following (Table 1) shows the total blood donation during FY 2006 TO 2011. Table 1: Blood Donations statistics per governarate (2006 to 2011) Source 2: Egyptian Ministry of Health statistics (Shafei, 2013) 3.1.1. Donation Problems: There are too few donors due to lack of social awareness specifically after 25th January revolution. Additionally, infected donors with Viral Hepatitis or Anti-bodies(C, B, A) are considered a serious challenge in Egypt that having the highest recorded prevalence of HCV antibodies in the world. (Omran et al, 2013).
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