Declining Nationwide Demand for Blood Products Is a Positive Trend for Hospitals and Their Medical Laboratories

Pathologists and blood bankers in many hospitals are finding it easier to manage costs because, for a variety of reasons, utilization of blood and blood products has declined in recent years

Demand for blood products is declining across the nation. This is a positive trend for pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals who manage blood banks in hospitals and health systems throughout the United States.

In recent decades, blood banks regularly worried about blood shortages, particularly in light of the aging population. However, a host of new medical technologies and clinical advances has dramatically reduced the utilization of blood products. (more…)