Issue: Volume VIII No. 13 - September 24, 2001

Terrorist Attacks Affect Many of Nation’s Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Following terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC, the total shutdown of commercial air traffic in the United States for 48 hours disrupted the regular shipment of reference and esoteric lab specimens to national laboratories. Swiftly-implemented contingency efforts by all labs resolved many of the problems and there is no evidence …

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Blood Bankers In USA Swamped by Public Help

CEO SUMMARY: Even as news of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the subsequent collapse of the buildings was captured on national television, people began arriving at blood collection sites to donate blood. It was a growing tidal wave of volunteer blood donors, as their numbers continued swelling throughout the day and …

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Deluge of Blood Donors Triggers Response by OCD

CEO SUMMARY: It’s the story behind the story. Even as overwhelming numbers of people nationwide rushed to donate blood following September 11’s terrorist attacks, blood bankers in many cities found themselves rapidly depleting their existing inventories of supplies and test kits. One of the nation’s leading suppliers of blood banking products recognized the challenge and …

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LabCorp to Help Collect Family DNA Specimens

CEO SUMMARY: DNA testing will be a primary tool in identifying victims of this major disaster. Officials in New York City are formulating a plan whereby private labs will do DNA testing in conjunction with New York State Police laboratories. Laboratory Corporation of America has been designated as a public collection site where victim’s family …

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Events Trigger Several Responses from Quest

CEO SUMMARY: Terrorist attacks on September 11 impacted Quest Diagnostics Incorporated in a number of unexpected ways. Security measures in New York City and Washington, DC impeded normal courier activities. The immediate shutdown of all air traffic nationwide meant that air-freighted specimen shipments needed to be located, recovered, stabilized and moved forward to an appropriate …

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“September 24, 2001 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Many different professions lost good people as a result of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11. However, the clinical laboratory industry and the pathology profession seems to have emerged unscathed. Following many conversations with laboratorians throughout the United States, THE DARK REPORT is unaware of any …

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