Blood donation programs must change in response to population ageing and becoming more ethnically diverse
Lifeblood, a branch of the Australian Red Cross, has supplied clinically critical blood products for more than 90 years and continues to maintain the highest standards of quality and safety. In this issue of the MJA, Lifeblood researchers Hirani, Weinert and Irving report their findings on the prevalence of ABO RhD blood groups in the community, including the increasing proportion of RhD‐positive first‐time blood donors, reflecting the changing ethnic make‐up of the Australian population.1
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