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Old 05.03.2019, 18:35
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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So we are not talking about countries where people die daily due to lack of blood available from donors.
There don't seem to be stats on this, unfortunately. America is running out of blood though...

https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-...-shortage.html

There are similar articles for AUS, CAN etc. Platelets only last 5 days, so a constant supply is needed.

So it isn't unreasonable to think there are people dying from a lack of blood, or at least that some will in the future. There's over a million Brits living in North America (and even more people who lived in the UK between 1980-1996) who are a potential source of blood.
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