A Brief History of Blood Safety and Pathogen Reduction Technology

Dr. Laurence Corash

July 2020




Part one of a series. Dr. Laurence Corash, chief scientific officer at Cerus, shares his perspective on blood safety and how it has evolved over the last 40 years. He served as chief of the Clinical Hematology Laboratory Service for the Medical Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) starting in the early 1980s and witnessed, firsthand, the toll and impact that AIDS had on blood transfusion safety in the United States and around the world. Corash explores the history and technological innovation that has been influential in increasing the safety and effectiveness of the world’s blood supply.

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