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April 30, 2020

Shaz et. al. – “Remunerating Donors to Ensure a Safe and Available Blood Supply”

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April 29, 2020

Fact Sheet: Why Should Hospitals Work With STS?

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Plasma Collection Industry: Lessons Learned from a Paid Donor System

Plasma Collection Industry: Lessons Learned from a Paid Donor System Blood plasma fractionation is a biopharmaceutical manufacturing process in which plasma components are isolated and …

Compensated and Volunteer Blood Donor Models: A Harmonious and Complementary Collections Strategy

Compensated and Volunteer Blood Donor Models: A Harmonious and Complementary Collections Strategy A point of consideration regarding the strategy of compensated blood donation is the …

“The Gift Relationship” by Richard Titmuss: Return This Gift to Sender

The Gift Relationship by Richard Titmuss:  Return This Gift to Sender  The Wall Street Journal reported recently that the U.S. blood supply has dropped to “critically …

Is Paid Blood Donation Safe

Perspectives on Paid Blood Donation Ethical and safety concerns have historically led to a societal reliance on volunteer blood donations. However, the fragility of the …

Single-Sourced Blood Supply: Pros and Cons

Platelet components present the biggest challenge around inventory management in the complex supply chain for blood components in the US. Here we will explore the …

COVID-19 Highlights Need for More Dependable Platelet Supply

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on healthcare globally. In addition to the general resource scarcity of personal protective equipment and other items, …

US Platelet Supply and Demand

Blood shortages generally occur in the summer months or holidays when donor volumes recede. In this post, we will examine the shrinking volunteer blood donor …

How We Source Platelets Today, and How This Can Be Done Better Tomorrow

The Secure Transfusion Services, Inc (STS) mission is to improve patient outcomes by improving the availability of platelets by augmenting the supply chain to hospitals.  …

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Federal mandates may constrain platelet availability even more4,9

The safety of platelet transfusions is critical, and recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates on bacterial risk mitigation require platelet collections to undergo proactive safety protocols, such as large volume delayed sampling or pathogen reduction. Platelet volume loss due to methods such as these may further erode the platelet supply.4,9