Currently, there is an annual shortage of 22 million units of blood worldwide. This blood shortage is expected to increase as demand outstrips supply. In this edition of McCuistion Television, Dennis McCuistion and a panel of experts discuss the extremity of the blood shortage situation as well as innovative ways for solving the problem.
- Art P. Bollon, Ph.D, Chairman and CEO, HemoBioTech, Inc.
- Lt. General B. Mittemeyer, MD, Former US Army Surgeon General and Professor of Urology, TTUH SC
- Dr. John Theus, MD, Chief Medical Officer, South Central Division, American Red Cross
With only 5-8% of the eligible 50% of the population giving blood, the blood shortage situation does not appear to be improving. This session begins with the panelists discussing issues related to blood shortages, war time differences in blood needs, and blood typing and its role and restrictions for donors and recipients.
The American Red Cross has been responsible for collecting blood for many years. Although many might assume that the biggest concern for the Red Cross is the recipients of the blood, equally important to the Red Cross is the safety of each donor. Dr. Theus goes on to explain where the Red Cross in America stands in relation to contamination rates in comparison to other countries.
Bollon and his team created a substitute for red blood cells that, while not being a substitute for whole blood, is useful in helping move blood through the body by way of the hemoglobin. They have found a way to modify the hemoglobin with a chemical to make this possible. The substitute, Hemotech, induces patients to make more red blood cells. Essentially, it helps the body correct itself. The panelists spend more time explaining this drug, how it works and what it can do for science.
01.27.08 – 1706
Is China a friend or foe? With the tremendous business opportunity in China, some say the country is a powerhouse in terms of economic development. Others say that the China threat is something we need to examine and tread lightly. Should we consider China an economic partner or a friend?
The late Larry Abraham was the Founder and Chairman of PanAmerica Capital Group, Inc. and editor of Insider Report. He joined Dennis McCuisition to discuss his somewhat controversial views of China and what some refer to as the “China threat”.
There has been no parallel throughout history for China’s economic situation. They went from almost zero economic opportunity to a powerhouse opportunity and increasing in strength. This growth directly affects the United States. Larry Abraham discusses his views on China’s military ambitions, trade surplus and the outsourcing of US jobs.
Military Ambitions – China is increasing its army. Larry Abraham explains how China’s traditional enemies play into that. Being highly exposed to China’s culture, environment and history, he explains the viewpoint that China views America with and offers his answers.
Trade Surplus – With America buying a surplus of Chinese products, it has left American trade at a deficit and China with a surplus. Dennis McCuistion and Larry Abraham discuss in detail the opposing thoughts regarding this situation and what this could mean for the future.
Exporting - McCuistion and Abraham discuss the effects of exporting American jobs overseas.
With China’s impoverished history, Larry Abraham explains the changing economic environment and its affect across the classes. He also discusses the changing environmental situation. With 70% of the water in China being contaminated, the government is making changes regarding air and water and other environmental issues.
We are seeing a new China. Larry Abraham’s perspective offers answers as to whether the China threat is something to be concerned about or not.
01.13.08 – 1705