Health Economic Value of Blood in Kenya, Ghana and Ivory Coast: The Case of Maternal Bleeding
Of the estimated 4,000,941 births/year, 118,428 will be confronted with severe PPH requiring blood transfusion. The estimated total yearly value of life years lost for the three countries combined would be 57,104,042 USD. The total cost to provide adequate blood supply (13 units/patient) was 33,781,945 USD, meaning that blood transfusion in PPH results in 23,322,097 USD saved with savings starting from the first year onwards in Kenya and Ghana, and from the second year onwards in Ivory Coast.
Conclusion: In Kenya, Ghana, and Ivory Coast, increased investment in blood supply would likely provide large cost savings in less than two years.