America's Blood Supply
Witnesses testified about the state of the U.S. blood supply, blood donations, and the destruction of blood units after over-donation in response to September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Jeanne Dariotis President American's Blood Centers
- Jay Epstein Official U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Glen Fitzpatrick Director Armed Forces Blood Program
- Lawrence Goodnough Professor Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
- Jerome Hauer Assistant Secretary (Acting) Department of Health and Human Services->Public Health Preparedness
- Janet Heinrich Director General Accounting Office->Health Financing and Public Health
- Karen Shoos Lipton Chief Executive Officer American Association of Blood Banks
- Allan Ross Vice President American Red Cross
- Peter Deutsch U.S. Representative [D] Florida
- James "Jim" C. Greenwood U.S. Representative [R] Pennsylvania
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