Payment for blood donations in Germany

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6976.399b (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:399
  1. Friedger Von Auer
  1. Head of the division responsible for blood and blood products Federal Ministry for Health, 53108 Bonn, Germany

    EDITOR,—John D Cash, in his letter about proposed payment for blood donors in Germany, says that a statement made by me at the congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion in Amsterdam in July had given the impression that the German government was planning to introduce a system of payment for all blood donors and that this payment would be DM50 (pounds sterling20) per donation.1 This interpretation of my statement is wrong. What I said was: “In …

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