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China 'blood famine' patients turn to black market

With hospital supplies tight, patients buy certificates from 'blood heads' for access to state blood banks

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China's rising demand for health care is exposing a chronic shortage of an essential commodity: blood.

Shanghai

CHINA'S rising demand for health care is exposing a chronic shortage of an essential commodity: blood.

With hospital blood supplies tight, desperate patients are turning to agents known as "blood heads", who sell certificates that give patients access to state blood banks

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