Season 1, Episode 4 New Blood

First Aired: June 30, 2002

Conclusion. “New Blood” examines challenges 21st-century blood banks face in keeping up supplies. There are never enough donors, but in the West, at least, supplies are finally safe (though mad-cow disease could be a threat). The reason: sophisticated tests that Third World blood centers can't afford. Differences (and similarities) in dealing with blood are seen as two women---one in New York, the other in Delhi---await open-heart surgery. The series is based on commentator Douglas Starr's Book “Red Gold: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce.”

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  • Premiered: June 23, 2002
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A four-hour series exploring the history of human understanding of blood and its role in medicine. Based on the book `Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce,' by Douglas Starr. (more)

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