Rich People Gonna Get All the Good Blood, As Usual

“If a patient doesn’t have insurance, for example, you can imagine a doctor deciding, ‘Okay, do we use the synthetic blood that works faster and better [than real blood], and is more expensive? Or are we going to use the cheaper, real blood with this patient — if the patient doesn’t have insurance?’ It’s very likely doctors will choose the lower-quality product. The very same population who are the substrate for the research are, because of the class and racial dynamics, the same population denied access to it later because they’re uninsured.”

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