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Sufficient blood, safe blood: can we have both?

  • Halvard Bönig1Email author,
  • Michael Schmidt1,
  • Kai Hourfar1,
  • Jörg Schüttrumpf1 and
  • Erhard Seifried1
BMC Medicine201210:29

Received: 6 February 2012

Accepted: 23 March 2012

Published: 23 March 2012

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23 Mar 2012 Editorially accepted
23 Mar 2012 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-10-29

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Authors’ Affiliations

German Red Cross Blood Service Baden-Württemberg-Hesse, and Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology of the Goethe University