Supply of blood for transfusion in Latin American and Caribbean countries 2012 and 2013


This document aims to follow up the publication entitled 2010 and 2011 Blood supply for transfusions in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the purpose of presenting indicators on the availability and safety of blood and its components, as well as of the national blood systems organization.

The information is based on the data provided by the health authorities from the years 2012 and 2013. A total of 19 countries/territories responded in 2012 and 18 in 2013, from the Caribean, and total of 19 countries in 2012, while 17 in 2013 responded from Latin America.