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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Monday, April 15, 2013
How blood wastage impacts upon blood shortage levels within the UK
Blood transfusions are required for many purposes and procedures – they are not simply reserved for people who have suffered severe accidents or traumas. Blood donationsare used in many different situations to treat a large number of different illnesses and conditions. These can include cancer treatments, severe anaemia, childbirth; all of these conditions can result in people needing blood to make them safe & healthy. It stands to reason, therefore, that when blood stores become low it is dangerous: and is often the difference between life and death.