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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Matt Granato
A lessening demand for blood products, in part reflecting advances in medicine in general, appears to be causing the blood-banking industry to become even more selective of donors.
The HHS report's results "come as no surprise to blood bankers: Blood collections are down, driven by the decrease in demand and perhaps the increase in patient blood-management strategies," wrote Matt Granato, executive vice president for operations at America's Blood Centers, which represents some 600 blood-collection sites in the United States and Canada.
America's Blood Centers will work with its members to "carve a path of certainty amid uncertain times," he added.