Philippines on verge of blood supply crisisBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7147.1770a (Published 13 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1770
- Adam Easton
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 …