Safe blood for safe motherhood.

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14 June 2007--World Blood Donor Day--focused on improving safe blood supply to prevent maternal mortality. Every year, about 125,000 women die in developing countries due to severe bleeding during delivery or after childbirth, making it the most common cause of maternal mortality. This accounts for 25% of global maternal mortality. Timely and safe blood transfusion can make the difference between life and death for many women and their newborns.

'If current trends continue, the world will...

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