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Table 1 Socio-Demographic characteristics of blood donors who donated blood to the NBTS from January 2010 to December 2016

From: Seroprevalence of transfusion-transmissible infections among blood donors at National Blood Transfusion Service, Eritrea: a seven-year retrospective study

Donor Characteristic Number (N) Percentage (%)
Sex Male 39,978 66.4
Female 20,258 33.6
Total 60,236 100
Age 16–17 12,666 21.0
18–24 28,364 47.1
25–44 14,922 24.8
45–64 4276 7.1
Total 60,236 100
Region Maekel 46,420 77.06
Debub 8860 14.71
Anseba 2268 3.77
Northern Red Sea 1435 2.38
Gash Barka 1002 1.66
Southern Red Sea 251 0.42
Total 60,236 100
Donor Type VNRBD 54,264 90.1
Replacement Donors 5972 9.9
Total 60,236 100
Donation Frequency First time 19,816 32.9
Second time 17,169 28.5
Third time 8668 14.4
Four and above 14,583 24.2
Total 60,236 100
Blood Type O 27,841 46.2
B 15,400 25.6
A 13,917 23.1
AB 3078 5.1
Total 60,236 100
RH Type RH Positive 54,553 90.6
RH Negative 5683 9.4
Total 60,236 100
  1. VNRBD Voluntary non replacement blood donors