Building a More Sustainable U.S. Blood System | RAND

Medical advances have dramatically reduced demand for blood, putting financial stress on blood centers.

Although the current U.S. blood system operates efficiently most of the time, there are seasonal shortages and risks of more widespread shortages in the future if the market continues to contract.

Changes in payment policies, improved capacity to handle emergency or surge needs, and investments in new technology would help ensure a safe, sustainable blood supply.

Source: Building a More Sustainable U.S. Blood System | RAND

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