Jan. 19, 2011 - Mather, Calif, USA - BloodSource technical assistant Mai Hodahkwen process bags of blood after the Leukoreduction - the process of removing white cells from whole blood to prepare blood for transfusions on January 19, 2011 in Mather, Calif., USA..BloodSource, which started 60 years ago with a single office in Sacramento, now has 16 collection points, six storage plants and mobile units collecting, testing and distributing 250,000 donations a year, supplying blood to 41 hospitals in 25 Northern California counties. The blood bank system, like the industry nationwide, is now undergoing market changes, such as increased medical costs, skyrocketing testings for infectious diseases, the recession and health care reform, forcing the nonprofit to transform its business model, cut costs, be more competitive and look outside the United States for potential | Location: Mather, Calif., USA.
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