Number of blood transfusions in the U.S. in 2019 and 2021, by location

Number of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in the United States in 2019 and 2021, by location

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Release date

April 2023


United States

Survey time period

2019 and 2021

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

Data is from the National Blood Collection and Utilization Survey (NBCUS).
"In March 2022, all community-based (53) and hospital-based (83) blood collection centers, a randomly selected 40% of transfusing hospitals performing 100–999 annual inpatient surgeries, and all transfusing hospitals performing ≥1000 annual inpatient surgeries were sent a 2021 NBCUS survey to ascertain blood collection and transfusion data. Survey response rates were 92.5% (49/53) for community-based blood centers, 74.7% (62/83) for hospital-based blood centers, and 76.3% (2102/2754) for transfusing hospitals."
* Includes outpatient dialysis, rehabilitation, long term care.

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