Blood shortages happen. The COVID-19-related blood supply crisis, however, is unique. AABB Chief Medical Officer Claudia Cohn explains.
About My Guest:
Claudia Cohn, MD, PhD earned her PhD in Immunology and Infectious Diseases from the Johns Hopkins University (currently the Bloomberg School of Public Health) and subsequently earned her MD at Louisiana State University. After finishing her Transfusion Medicine fellowship at Blood Centers of the Pacific/University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Cohn joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, where she is Medical Director of the Blood Bank. Dr. Cohn is also the Chief Medical Officer of the AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies) and the current Editor-in-Chief of the AABB Technical Manual. Dr. Cohn’s major interests include platelet support for stem cell transplant patients, advancing a national data infrastructure to track blood transfusions, and appropriate use of blood components.
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