Blood and Disaster—Supply and Demand
Schmidt, P. (2002). Blood and Disaster—Supply and Demand. (Abstract only.) The New England Journal of Medicine. 346:617-620.
This article focuses on blood use and safety after “conventional disasters” (i.e., explosions and natural disasters versus mass shootings. The author notes that after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government and American Red Cross issued a call for blood donations. They received almost 500,000 units, but only used 258.