Why you should partner with GBF

Nearly 120 million units of blood are collected globally each year, but around half of these are collected in high-income countries. That’s home to less than one-fifth of the world’s population.


Between 5% and 10% of all HIV infections worldwide have been acquired through transfusion of contaminated blood and blood products.


There are not enough volunteer blood donors to meet patient needs, so the majority of low-income countries rely on a combination of family replacement and paid donors.


Blood is expensive to collect, test and process and puts a big strain on the finances of developing health services.

Botswana needs about 40,000 units of blood per year. Just 1% of people (19,000) donate blood annually.”

– Botswana National Blood Transfusion Service

GBF has provided money, equipment, training and other forms of support to over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.


Projects include establishing rural blood banks, introducing innovative donor recruitment and retention programs, funding consumables to make blood therapies more available for patients in need of transfusion, shipping containers of donated equipment overseas, and enabling donor communication programs.


We continue to expand our portfolio of support and add new countries to the list of those we serve.

Corporate Giving

Help GBF save communities in crisis. Make your tax-deductible gift today or match 1:1 donations when your employees give.


Open Arms partners encourage their donors to “give twice” by forgoing their donor gift for a financial donation on the donor’s behalf to GBF.


Consider donating no-longer-needed equipment or supplies for rehoming to a low-income country.


As we get in donations, GBF also needs assistance with storage, transportation and delivery of the donated equipment.


Assist with raising the profile of international development issues amongst individuals and member organizations.

FAQ: Tax info

Learn more about the tax benefits you may be eligible for when you make a donation to Global Blood Fund.

“Despite the increase in the number of blood donations during the past years, it is not yet sufficient to meet the country’s blood demand. In 2011, 107,019 units were collected, but according to WHO estimates this number of blood units represents 53.5% of the country’s blood requirements.”


-Global AIDS Response Progress Report, Mozambique


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