How do I manage a blood shortage in a transfusion service?

@article{McCarthy2007HowDI,
  title={How do I manage a blood shortage in a transfusion service?},
  author={Leo J McCarthy},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2007},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={760-2}
}
A lthough there are more than 16 million blood donations per year provided to more than 4 million recipients, blood shortages have recurred for decades with amazing periodicity, approximately twice every year, in the summer months over 4th of July and Labor Day and during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Anyone with any experience at blood centers or transfusion services is quite accustomed to these expected shortages. The requirement for transfusions continues to increase approximately 5… CONTINUE READING