Op-ed: The blessing and curse of blood irradiators

Senior Policy Analyst Sara Z. Kutchesfahani wrote an op-ed in The Hill about the dangers blood irradiators in hospitals can pose for nuclear terrorism.

“Life-saving blood transfusions happen every day in the United States and around the world. In order to make sure blood used in a transfusion is free from infections and bacteria, hospitals run it through a machine that uses radioactive material as a sterilizer. Blood irradiators can help save lives, but what makes them so effective can end lives. Therein lies the blessing and the curse. Read more