HMA Principal Karen Scott recently co-authored the Health Affairs blog post, A Safe and Sustainable Blood System: A Public Health Policy Imperative, along with Karen DeSalvo, Health and Human Services former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health.
Together, they call attention to pressing policy issues surrounding the safety and stock of our nation’s blood supply. The U.S. blood system operates in an environment of attempting to balance reduced routine demand with ongoing requirements to improve safety, and to ramp up supply when needed. In this context, it is important to have a policy discussion to clarify if blood is a public good, and how best to support that good.
Read the full post here: A Safe and Sustainable Blood System: A Public Health Policy Imperative.