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130 Post author: Yvain 24 December 2010 09:26PM

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Comment author: Perplexed 25 December 2010 03:02:58PM 1 point [-]


All blood administered to patients comes from voluntary, uncompensated donations. Plasma used in research studies may be compensated, but may not be transfused. This is the most important factor keeping our blood supply safe, and is far more effective than laboratory testing alone.

This article on the ethics and pragmatics of blood source - compensated vs uncompensated - was fascinating, IMO. Though it may be somewhat out-of-date.