Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 9th, 2003
The globules were identified as platelets, white blood cells, and fibrin strands. All three components are normally present in donated blood, and some clumping is normal, authorities said. But the sheer number of clumps is unusual.
"The big question here is why is it happening and what's causing this," said Candice Gulden, Red Cross spokeswoman. "We don't know."
Blood supplies have been under scrutiny...
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