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A spurt in new infections and infectious diseases that originates through the blood donation route remains a huge worry to the blood industry. Infectious diseases such as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Hepatitis are the two major concerns which pose a threat to blood supply. The global market for blood processing devices and consumables is driven by a host of factors such as increasing demand from aging population for blood products, and increase in complex surgical procedures such as open heart and orthopedic surgeries. The global blood processing consumables and devices market was valued at USD 27.27 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2013 - 2019 to reach an estimated value of USD 49.16 billion in 2019. In addition, strict government regulations across the world are also positively impacting the market. Manufacturers are developing technologically improved and advanced products for collection, processing, storage and delivery of blood and blood components.

Automated devices such as whole blood collection devices and automated cell processor devices accounted for a larger share compared to the manual blood collection and processing methods. Collection and processing through automated devices saves time and increases the operational efficiency. The global multispecialty blood bags market is poised to grow at a healthy rate in the near future backed by technological advancements, introduction of new sophisticated products and increasing aging population. Blood bags ensure sterility in transfusion and have successfully replaced the use of glass bottles in transfusion procedure. Thereby, blood bags have gained lot of momentum due to its ability in maintaining blood safety and quality. 


It has been estimated that more than 70 million units of blood is transfused each year in developed countries where blood safety remains the primary concern of the government, public and manufacturers as well. Therefore, to maintain the blood safety manufacturers are engaged in developing safer and advanced blood handling equipments. Area of blood filtration is witnessing a significant growth and is also driving the blood processing market. Leukocytes represent potential vector transmission for bacteria and viruses. Therefore, in-built leukocyte removal filters are designed for increasing the safety of recipients.

North America accounts for the largest share of the blood processing devices and consumables market owing to developed economies, increased level of public awareness and immense government support. Moreover, growth in these countries is also driven by certain factors such as high disposable incomes, favorable reimbursement policies and lesser societal stigma. Asia-Pacific region holds an immense growth potential in the near future. The market in Asia-Pacific region is growing due to expanding population base, as well as growing demand of blood and blood components. Moreover, government of these nations making sustained efforts to gain confidence of donor and patient’s blood transfusion process. In addition, rising demand for safe blood collection and transfusion procedures are likely to make the market lucrative for the suppliers. Suppliers can therefore look forward to the opportunities for blood processing devices in these emerging nations.

Blood processing devices and consumables market is highly fragmented and witnessing intense competition among the players. Manufacturers are adopting mergers and acquisitions as their growth strategy for expanding their geographic presence as well as offer innovative products. Blood processing consumables market represents a high-volume low-profit market, thus strategic pricing of the products differentiates among the numerous players. Major players engaged in manufacturing of blood processing devices and consumables include Terumo BCT, MacoPharma SA, Fresenius Kabi AG, Haemonetics Corporation, Immucor, Inc., and others.

Global Blood Processing Devices and Consumables Market: Overview

Blood processing devices and consumables are extensively used in the storage, processing, and management of donated blood. Blood storage and extraction devices such as blood bags, lancets, freezers, and refrigerators are used for the storage of large-scale blood for prolonged periods of time. Devices and consumables such as cell processors, various laboratory equipment, and hematology reagents, are typically used to examine the donated blood for the presence of a variety of hematological abnormalities and blood-borne diseases before it could be used for someone else. Nearly 70 mn units of donated blood is transfused every year in some of the world’s developed economies only, highlighting the importance of blood processing. 

This report on the global blood processing devices and consumables market presents a detailed, segment-wise analysis of the market’s present growth dynamics. The report also includes historical statistics charting the growth trajectory of the market to its present value, past and present trends expected to have a significant impact on the market’s future growth prospects, and growth estimations for the market over the period between 2016 and 2024. 

Global Blood Processing Devices and Consumables Market: Segmentation

For the study, the market has been segmented on the basis of three broad criteria: blood processing devices, blood processing consumables, and geography. On the basis of blood processing devices, the market is segmented into blood cell processors, blood bank freezers and refrigerators, hematocrit centrifuges blood warmers, and blood grouping analyzers. The segment of consumables include lancets, coagulation and blood grouping reagents, blood filters, vials, blood collection tubes and needles, test tubes, microscopic slides and strainers, blood administration sets, blood bags, sedimentation tubes, and hematology reagents. 

From a geographic standpoint, the report presents an analytical overview of the market across regions such as North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and Africa. Of these, North America presently holds the dominant position owing to developed healthcare infrastructure, an encouraging medical reimbursement scenario, and highly aware patients. The high disposable incomes and the continuously rising prevalence of a number of diseases requiring surgeries and blood transfusions are also key factors driving the blood processing devices and consumables market in North America. 

Global Blood Processing Devices and Consumables Market: Drivers and Restraints

One of the key factors driving the global demand for a variety of blood processing devices and consumables remains the inherent risk of transfer of blood-borne diseases through blood transfusion. Some of the world’s most fatal diseases of present times, including AIDS, can spread through unsafe blood transfusions, the risk of which can be reduced with the help of proper blood screening and examinations.

Awareness regarding the severity of these risks due to lack of effective blood processing and testing facilities has compelled a number of governments across the globe to increase investments, undertake state-led initiatives, and provide regulatory support to develop the field of blood processing. The vast rise in the numbers of surgeries requiring blood transfusions, especially in developed economies, is further boosting the blood processing devices and consumables market. 

Global Blood Processing Devices and Consumables Market: Companies Mentioned in the Report

The report presents a detailed analysis of the competitive landscape of the global blood processing devices and consumables market. The report profiles some of the market’s leading players by analyzing them from the point of view of aspects such as financial standing, business strategies, and product portfolios. The report also includes recommendations from industry experts, who have singled out increasing collaboration and partnerships in product development, and investment in emerging economies as the most beneficial policies for market players to follow. 

Some of the key vendors operating in the market profiled in the report are Macopahrma SA, Biomerieux SA, Bio-Rad Laboratories Abbott Laboratories, Becton, Dickinson, and Company, , and Roche Holdings AG. 

Major regions analyzed under this research report are:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World 

This report gives you access to decisive data such as:

  • Market growth drivers
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 

Key highlights of this report

  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments

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