Published in Law and Health Weekly, August 25th, 2007
While the Series provides an update on the use of red blood cell, platelet and coagulation factors in transfusion medicine, the Editorial draws attention to the struggle to provide adequate and safe blood supplies in the developing world, in particular providing supplies to women who have lost blood during child birth, which contributes to 34% of maternal deaths in Africa, 31% in Asia and 21% in Latin America and the Carribean.
The Editorial says: "In many cases, blood is not available because effective systems for...
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