Why do donors give blood for free but patients pay a fee when they need blood?

By May 27, 2021

The cost of collecting, processing and storing blood for patient use is shared between the state (Cameroon) and the patient at a rate of 80% and 20% respectively. Example, At CHUY a pint cost about 70,000frs to process (collection, testing, storage and salaries) and the patient in need pays 17,000frs.