Saturday May 13, 2017
Quirks & Questions: Why isn't cadaver blood donated for transfusions?
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Our question this week comes from Margo Cadegan in Canning, Nova Scotia.
She's curious why blood from the deceased isn't recovered for blood transfusions, given that we can recover organs for donation.
Here with an answer is Dr. Kona Williams, a forensic pathologist with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.