Can you imagine a world where an end to the global blood shortage prevents millions of avoidable deaths worldwide?

There simply isn’t enough blood to meet growing demands in countries like China and India. Millions of lives are lost each year in developing nations due to chronic blood shortages. And globally, one third of deaths from trauma arise from complications due to blood loss.

The harsh reality is that without a constant stream of donors, developed world blood supply begins to dwindle, and in the rest of the world blood is in constant and chronic short supply.

Detraxi has an exciting vision for a universal solution that eliminates the need for whole or derived blood products. This technology would help to solve these problems and have a huge impact in reducing the number of lives that are lost each year around the world.

The global blood shortage problem


blood donations collected worldwide each year


of global blood donations are sourced from developed countries


percentage of global population living in developed countries


of the world are facing a chronic blood shortage to support medical treatments

8,000 tons

China’s demand for blood in 2015


number of Olympic sized swimming pools required to hold this much blood


of China’s population are donating blood


minimum blood needed to meet the demand


number of units of blood needed annually in India


number of units of blood collected annually in India


annual blood deficit in India

In Sub-Saharan Africa the chronic shortage of blood supplies
has a pervasive impact on public health 

10 - 20 units per 1000
of population per year

The WHO estimate for blood requirement of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa


units per 1000 of population collected by
Sub-Saharan African countries


of children die within 8 hours of hospital admission for severe anaemia when they are unable to receive an immediate blood transfusion*


of these deaths occur within 2.5 hours
of hospital admission*


percentage of children that die when a life-saving
blood transfusion is available*

19 out of 20

countries with the highest maternal
death rate are in Sub-Saharan Africa

1 in 2,800

the risk of maternal death in high income countries

1 in 16

the risk of maternal death in Sub-Saharan Africa


of maternal deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa occur
because of severe bleeding


estimated proportion of these women who die
because of blood shortages

* stats according to Imperial’s Centre for African
Research and Engagement (ICCARE).

Can you imagine a future where?

Organs can be engineered and regenerated outside of the body to eliminate diseases

The average waiting time for an organ donation is reduced from many years to just weeks?

Enhanced diagnostics means health disorders and diseases are more efficiently diagnosed