Korean Red Cross

Key Figures


○ National Blood Donation Rate(2018): 5.58%

○ 100% of Voluntary Non-Remunerated Blood Donations

○ Blood Donation Statistics (2014~2018)

- Number of Blood Donations (Unit)
Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Donations in Korea 3,053,425 3,082,918 2,866,330 2,928,670 2,883,270
Korean RC 2,844,538 (93.2%) 2,872,156 (93.2%) 2,645,181 (92.3%) 2,714,819 (92.7%) 2,681,611 (93%)
Others 208,887 210,762 221,149 213,851 201,659
- Number of Blood Units Supplied (Korean RC)(Unit)
Year Blood supply For transfusion For Fractionation
Sub-total % Sub-total %
2018 6,395,455 4,277,944 66.8 2,117,511 33.2
2017 6,255,460 4,136,518 66.1 2,118,942 33.9
2016 5,791,875 3,820,575 65.96 1,971,300 34.04
2015 6,278,079 4,048,199 64.5 2,229,880 35.5
2014 6,272,253 4,099,483 65.7 2,172,770 34.6

○ Key Figures from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 in 2018

1. Blood Donation by Blood Product in Korea

Blood Donation by Blood Product in Korea

2. Blood Donation by Age in Korea

Blood Donation by Age in Korea

3. Blood Supply

Blood Supply

4. First-time Donor and Active Donor

First-time Donor and Active Donor

5. Blood Donation by Place in Korea

Blood Donation by Place in Korea