Payment for blood donationsBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6968.1585 (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1585
- Juhani Leikola, Director
- Finnish Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, 00310 Helsinki, Finland.
EDITOR,—John D Cash is worried about the German policy regarding payment for blood donations.1 I join him in his concern. The Council of Europe defines voluntary unpaid donations as follows: “Donation is considered voluntary and non-remunerated if the person gives blood, plasma or cellular components of his/her own free will and receives no payment …