Research in the Red

Research in the Red

[author type="author"]Rebecca Duve and Dr. Anthony E. Pusateri[/author] According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. To improve the future of blood products, DoD, through the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), has established effective programs in the hopes of aiding both warfighters and civilians. Approximately 44,000 blood donations are necessary each day to treat accident and burn victims, cancer patients, those having surgery, new mothers, premature babies, and many others. Donating blood is considered safe, and it takes less than an hour of time from the donor. Once volunteers donate blood, it is processed to produce various blood products such as […]