Tuesday, September 29, 2009

No Computers equal No Blood

I was donating platelets at Canadian Blood Services last week, and one of the nurses happened to mention that they were low on donations at the moment. The cause, it turned out, was the computers having been down for a while.
Without the computers, donors can't be reliably screened for safety or reasons they should not be donating at the moment.
No screening = no donations = no blood.

How sadly reliant we are on computers.

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