Access to Safe Blood: Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Decade

Written by John Donnelly, Ph.D., Global Healing President Last week more than 80 blood bankers from the USA, Europe, Latin America, and Africa, along with industry and government representatives, policymakers, academics, professional societies and nonprofit organizations gathered for the International Blood Safety Forum in Arlington, VA to discuss the current and future needs for safe blood in low resource countries around the world. The speakers and the audience generally agreed that over the last 15 years much progress had been made in introducing the technologies needed to produce safe blood products for low income countries (LIC) and lower middle income… read more →