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National Blood Collection & Utilization Survey

Since 1971, national surveys have been administered intermittently in the United States to estimate blood collection and utilization.  The biennial National Blood Collection and Utilization Survey (NBCUS) has been the primary method of gathering these data in the United States since 1997, historically (2005-2011) published as a Department of Health and Human Services survey report.  The survey includes nearly one hundred questions on general facility information; blood collections, processing, and testing; blood and blood component transfusions; modification of components; and prices paid by hospitals for blood components.  To estimate blood collection and utilization, all US blood collection centers and all US acute care hospitals performing at least one hundred inpatient surgical procedures per year and located within the 50 states and the District of Columbia are asked to participate.

2016_Transfusion_Declining blood collection and utilization in the United States
2017_Transfusion_Continued Decline in Blood Collection and Transfusion in the U.S. - 2015
2017_Transfusion_Cost Projections for Implementation of Safety Interventions to Prevent Transfusion-transmitted Zika Virus Infection in the U.S.





2011 NBCUS Report cover.
2011 NBCUS
(PDF - 1,303KB)
2009 NBCUS Report cover.
2009 NBCUS
(PDF - 600KB)
2007 NBCUS Report cover.
2007 NBCUS
(PDF - 1.8 MB)
2005 NBCUS Report cover.
2005 NBCUS
(PDF - 940KB)


Content created by Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP)
Content last reviewed on August 10, 2016