• Kyodo News


Blood donors who tested positive for HIV numbered a record 102 in 2007, surpassing 100 for the first time since the HIV antibody test for blood donors began in 1986, according to a Japanese Red Cross Society report Wednesday.

The society’s preliminary data found the number of blood donors per 100,000 with HIV also marked a record high of 2.06 in 2007. Meanwhile, the number of total donors recorded its lowest level of 4.94 million in 2007.

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