Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply and use of blood for transfusion

Prof Simon J Stanworth and colleagues discuss the impact of the pandemic on the blood landscape in this study, including uncertain patterns of demand, reductions in donations and loss of staff. The study provides a synthesis of the published literature and guidance during times of shortages and proposes a range of strategies to maintain equitable access to blood for transfusion during the pandemic, in addition to new therapies. Read the full article here.