Saturday May 13, 2017

Quirks & Questions: Why isn't cadaver blood donated for transfusions?

Blood donations save lives and are needed all around the world.

Blood donations save lives and are needed all around the world. ( Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

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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.