Blood Supply and the Red Cross in the Red

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In California, elective surgeries have been postponed. In Arizona, doctors have allocated the same blood for two patients hoping one won't need it. In New York, which relies on blood imported from Europe, concerns about mad cow disease may deplete the supply. Is it necessary and safe to pay the people who donate blood? Can new blood substitutes help ease the shortage? We join doctors, medical advisors and blood bank administrators for a look at America's decreasing blood supply, the Red Cross, and mad cow disease.
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UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

American Association of Blood Banks

American Red Cross

Hemosol / Hemolink

NIH's Department of Transfusion Medicine

Penn's Center for Bioethics

University of Iowa's DeGowin Blood Center



Warren Olney