Mulcahy, A., Kapinos, K., Briscombe, B., et al. (2016). Building a More Sustainable U.S. Blood System. RAND Corporation.
Recent medical advances have contributed to a lower demand for blood and blood products. This presents an economic and supply-related challenge (e.g., seasonal shortages). The authors share how changing payment policies, improving emergency/surge capacity, and technological advances can help ensure a safe, sustainable blood supply.