Collection Regimes and Donor Populations

Kieran Healy

in Last Best Gifts

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780226322353
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226322384 | DOI:
Collection Regimes and Donor Populations

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This chapter examines how the social organization of the blood supply affect the quantity of blood collected and the character of the donors who give it. The analysis of blood supply and patterns of donation across Europe shows that different collection regimes not only affect the size and shape of the donor pool but also shape the character of donation. An example of this is the high rate of blood donation among students in countries where the Red Cross is in charge of the blood supply.

Keywords: blood supply; blood donation; Europe; collection regimes; students; Red Cross

Chapter.  6278 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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