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U.S. Blood Supply and the COVID-19 Response: In Brief [Updated August 26, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "The response to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has posed significant challenges for the U.S. blood supply. Mitigation strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as closures of schools and workplaces, have led to blood drive cancellations. In addition to blood drive cancellations, individual state stay-at-home orders and general fear of contracting the COVID-19 virus might dissuade individuals from scheduling appointments to donate blood. [...] This report provides a brief background of the regulatory framework for the U.S. blood supply, explains the federal response to the current crisis, and discusses potential treatment of COVID-19 using blood-derived products."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46375
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2020-08-26
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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