NBDRCNational Blood Data Resource Center (since 1997; Bethesda, MD)
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These trends have led the NBDRC to predict that beginning next year (2000) the U.
This is particularly alarming given statistics shown by a 1998 Nationwide Blood Collection and Utilization Survey conducted by NBDRC which showed that as early as 1997, because of blood shortages, 9% of hospitals had to cancel surgical procedures and 25% were unable to meet their non-surgical blood needs on one or more days.