Friday, February 13, 2015

In the News: How to Ask for Blood

Fig.1. This blood sample can contribute to ongoing research, but would you give blood if you knew the type of research to which you might donate? (Credit: G.L. Kohuth). 

This week, we read about a marine murder mystery, live saving blood banks, and new ways to handle collections. Check out these stories and more for #FollowFriday.

  • Would you donate blood if you knew what it was being used for? A new survey suggests that knowing about the research uses may prevent people from donating medical samples: “What’s Happening With Your Donated Specimen?Michigan State University Press (28 January 2015)

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