`Please Give a Drop of Blood': Blood Donation, Conflict and the Haemato-Global Assemblage in Contemporary Sri Lanka

@inproceedings{Simpson2009PleaseGA,
  title={`Please Give a Drop of Blood': Blood Donation, Conflict and the Haemato-Global Assemblage in Contemporary Sri Lanka},
  author={B. J. Simpson},
  year={2009}
}
Blood is now essential for a widening repertoire of therapies and with this comes new forms of regulation and governmentality focused on the collection, use and storage of blood. Here blood begins to lose its `natural' underpinnings as it is drawn into the realms of the synthetic and the scientific. However, this change in theoretical lens obscures the ways that, in practice, constructing a `modern' blood compatible with the demands of the global biopolis is elided with prosaic uses of blood… CONTINUE READING