This session was held on November 21 2023, during the 34rd Regional ISBT Congress that was held in Cape Town, South Africa from November 18-21, 2023.

During the he Ethical dilemmas in blood donation - Challenges and controversies in collecting sufficient safe blood - Debate there were no presentations given. The hosts discussed the following ethical dilemmas: 

1. Providing blood donors with a gift or token of appreciation can be an effective means of recruitment and retention.
2. Adjusting the frequency between donations should be considered when there is a blood shortage.
3. Cost should be the only factor blood providers consider when choosing how to provide platelet products.


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