Philippines on verge of blood supply crisis

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 13 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1770
  1. Adam Easton
  1. Manila

    An “unparalleled medical disaster” has been temporarily averted in the Philippines after its Supreme Court put a stop to the forced closure of the country's commercial blood banks.

    The Philippine Association of Blood Banks said that the planned closures would be a disaster because private banks still provide as much as 70% of the country's blood supply. According to law, all of …

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