Why Donors Wont Pay to Donate Blood


money that donors received when donating blood and its components was not a blood payment at all, namely monetary compensation that paid by the State.$ It was assumed that the donor would be able to spend this money on the enhanced nutrition needed by the body.

The fact is that the established rate of blood donation (400 milliliters) for the human body is a great stress. To recover quickly, it is important for a person to eat properly. The monetary compensation paid provided an opportunity for each donor to buy recommended food for themselves.

The amount of monetary compensation varied quite widely in different regions. On average, this amount is about 580 rubles. Despite the fact that this money was given to donors for food, the existence of such payments for a long time remained a subject of heated controversy among the activists of the donor movement. Many donors supported the changes and admitted that the amount paid never mattered to them or influenced the decision to volunteer and donate blood.

Now this money will not be paid to blood donors, they will start to give out already ready kits of food or dinner coupons. However, the regional authorities of each subject of the Russian Federation retain the right to choose, as before, to pay donors monetary compensation or replace them with organized free lunches .

The second significant change to the bill relates to private health care facilities. These organizations will now not be able to use donor services: they are prohibited from taking, harvesting, storing and transporting blood and its components. The new law makes private health organizations operating in the compulsory health insurance system no exception. The

changes are expected to come into force six months after the adoption of the amendments, tentatively in early 2013.

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