Kathleen McLaughlin is an award-winning journalist who reports and writes about the
consequences of economic inequality around the world. A frequent contributor to The
Washington Post and The Guardian , McLaughlin’s reporting has also appeared in The
New York Times, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Economist, NPR , and more. She is a
former Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT and has won multiple awards for her
reporting on labor issues around the globe.
McLaughlin’s first book, Blood Money: The Story of Life, Death, and Profit Inside
America’s Blood Industry, is a “haunting” (Anne Helen Petersen, author of Can’t Even )
and deeply personal investigation of an underground for-profit medical industry and the
American underclass it drains for blood and profit. Kirkus called Blood Money “a
disturbing, painful story that smoothly combines the personal and the universal.”
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