In the 1980s a new and unknown disease began rampaging through the United States, leaving devastation in its wake. As doctors and scientists learned more about AIDS, they realized that it could be transmitted via blood transfusions and enacted policies that categorically prohibited members of “high-risk” groups from donating blood. Despite a transformed landscape over the last half century, those policies remained in place with little change — until this year. In “A Historic Shift Toward Inclusion” Dr. Lauren Crowder, epidemiologist and executive scientific officer at the Red Cross, is joined by the Hidden Compass co-founders in a timely discussion of one of the most significant changes to blood donation in U.S. history.
Hidden Compass Events
Provocative Topics. Worldly Experts. Layered Discussions.From our monthly speaker series featuring world-renowned storytellers and explorers presenting on humanity’s most pressing challenges, to our annual Ethos of Exploration event celebrating the work of an individual who embodies the modern age of exploration, there are plenty of opportunities to join us.
Latest Past Events
Supernovae — colossal star explosions — are illuminating in more ways than one. For celebrated supernova researcher Dr. Andrew Howell, these dramatic celestial events are a treasure trove of insights, shedding light on topics from extreme physics to human history. As the Principal Investigator of the Global Supernova Project, Dr. Howell leads a worldwide collaboration of researchers who are observing 1,000 supernovae more intensely than at any point in history. In “Supernovae Insights,” he will share remarkable discoveries, from his own observations to those of his colleagues and predecessors. And we’ll get a preview of how new technologies and expanding observatories will continue to drive our discoveries — and our wonder.
In “Restoring Redwoods,” forester Ben Blom will share the expertise he’s built overseeing restoration and management operations across 300,000 acres of California’s public lands. Join us as he explores the key question: Once we protect forests, why can’t we just sit back and let nature heal itself?