Medicine: Euroblood Glut?

Dependency worries

It is as vital to the body as oil is to the U.S. economy. Demand for it is on the rise, and it is, quite literally, providing Americans with a shot in the arm from abroad. That precious and increasingly controversial commodity is "Euroblood," the slightly irreverent nickname for the growing quantities of red blood cells collected from donors in Europe and transfused into patients in the U.S.

The Euroblood traffic began in the early 1970s when many U.S. cities began reducing their purchases of blood from paid donors, often Skid Row...

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