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“We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least”1.
Speaking to the Boston Globe, Director of Transfusion Medicine Vishesh Chhibber underlined the unprecedented blood shortage that has plagued University of Massachusetts Memorial Health and the United States more broadly. With patients eager to schedule elective surgeries postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, demand for blood has skyrocketed while supply has hurtled to critically low levels such that hospitals are preparing contingency plans to limit operations and further delay procedures1. [ … ]

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Lucy Tu - Department of Sociology, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, United States of America

Simar S. Bajaj - 2Department of the History of Science, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, United States of America

Fatima Cody Stanford - Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH Weight Center, Department of Medicine-Division of Endocrinology-Neuroendocrine, Department of Pediatrics-Division of Endocrinology, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH), Boston, MA, United States of America

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