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Transfusion Safety

One blood donation has the potential to save as many as three lives4


A single donation of just half a liter of blood can positively affect the lives of multiple patients.

Every year worldwide there are over 164 million blood and plasma donations that are commonly used in supportive care for cardiovascular and transplant surgery patients, trauma victims and those undergoing cancer therapy.1,2

Ensuring access to a sufficient and safe supply of blood and blood-derived products is an international health priority that has been highlighted by the World Health Organisation since 1975.3

Keeping the blood supply safe

Blood transfusion safety relies heavily on the accurate and timely screening of blood for transmissible infections. In addition, pathogens evolve and new ones emerge, demanding the need for continuous and robust test innovation and development.

With over 30 years in blood safety, Roche offers the most comprehensive screening solution on the market today.5 Roche has become a trusted partner for screening centres, and is the only single provider for serology*, nucleic acid testing (NAT), lab automation and IT for blood centres and blood fractionators worldwide.5

Products of the Roche blood safety solutions portfolio are not commercially available in all regions. Please contact your local Roche representative regarding availability.
  1. World Health Organisation. Blood Safety and Availability 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2018 from:
  2. Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2018 from:
  3. World Health Organisation. Global Status Report on Blood Safety and Availability 2016.
  4. American Red Cross Blood Services. Retrieved on 18 June 2018 from:
  5. Data on file. Roche Diagnostics International Ltd.
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