Matthew Richmond

Matthew Richmond is a researcher-reporter for FairWarning.

New Infectious Threats to U.S. Blood Supplies

Public health officials are concerned about the new blood-borne pathogens making their way into the U.S. and onto the shelves at blood banks across the country. A parasite called babesiosis has been linked to 10 deaths from blood transfusions since 2006, and there is no way to test for it. Officials are also worried about…