In 2016, China recorded 14 million blood donations. The country's health watchdog announced that there has been a rise of about 6.1 percent from last year.
By the end of last year, China had 1,262 blood donation centers and 1,584 mobile blood donation coaches, said a report on blood safety from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
‘Blood wastage has been reduced in China due to to improved tests and quality control system.’
The report revealed that last year also saw continued drops in blood wastage and better blood quality due to to improved tests and quality control system, Xinhua news agency reported.
The commission called on heath authorities at various levels to do more to address the practice of blood trading under the name of "mutual aid".