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Blood Donation

A stable and high supply of blood is critical for a well-functioning public healthcare system. This dashboard, which gives you near real-time updates on key indicators related to blood transfusion services, is brought to you by the National Blood Centre. The data is collected via the Blood Bank Information System v2 (BBISv2), a vein-to-vein blood-tracking system used by 22 main blood collection sites under MoH - and covers the majority of blood donations in Malaysia.

Last updated 30 Jan 2023, 15:56

What are the latest blood donation trends in Pulau Pinang?

Data as of 29 Jan 2023, 23:59

Blood compromises 3 main components - red blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Although plasma can be stored for up to 3 years, red blood cells can be only stored for up to 42 days, and platelets only for up to 5 days. Therefore, it is vital to maintain a high and stable level of blood donations; when blood donation activity is low or volatile, healthcare services that depend upon blood transfusions may be negatively affected.

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How do blood donor rates differ across the country?

Data as of 29 Jan 2023, 23:59

This data shows the % of the population aged 17-65 in each state which has donated at least once in the past year. The data for W.P. Kuala Lumpur may be higher than the true donor rate (and Selangor lower) due to data from the National Blood Centre's mobile campaigns around Selangor and W.P. Putrajaya being recorded as data for W.P. Kuala Lumpur.

A breakdown of donations by key variables

Data as of 29 Jan 2023, 23:59
Blood Group

Data for Pulau Pinang

O

41.7%

B

27.8%

A

24.3%

AB

6.1%

Donation Type

Data for Pulau Pinang

Whole blood

97.9%

Apheresis

2.1%

Donation Location

Data for Pulau Pinang

Mobile

66.8%

Donation centre

33.2%

Donor Regularity

Data for Pulau Pinang

Regular donor (donated within 2y)

60.8%

Lapsed donor (donation > 2y ago)

20.9%

New donor

18.3%

Social Group

Data for Pulau Pinang

Civilian

86.9%

Uniformed bodies

8.3%

Student

4.9%

How strong is new donor recruitment in Pulau Pinang?

Data as of 29 Jan 2023, 23:59

Recruitment of new donors is vital to replace donors who reach their golden years and stop donating, as well as to support a growing population.

Number of new donors

Data for Pulau Pinang

New donors by age group

Data for Pulau Pinang

How is this data collected?

Data as of 29 Jan 2023, 23:59

The data is collected via the Blood Bank Information System v2 (BBISv2), a vein-to-vein blood-tracking system used by 22 main blood collection sites under MoH - and covers the majority of blood donations in Malaysia. There are several collection sites which have not yet been integrated into BBISv2.

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