LOWELL A. ERF, M.D.; HAROLD W. JONES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The purpose of this analysis is to discuss some of the clinical experiences and the practical problems associated with the Blood Transfusion-Plasma Unit2 of Jefferson Hospital for the year ending July 1, 1942.
a. Preparation of Blood and Equipment Used. During the year no bottle of blood was used for a transfusion after four days of storage. Many of the qualities of blood change after that period of storage.1, 2 Since there were relatively few colored donors, colored blood was given to colored patients or used for plasma.3 Blood was typed and crossmatched by the Landsteiner technic. The apparatus
ERF LA, JONES HW. EXPERIENCES ASSOCIATED WITH A TRANSFUSION UNIT IN A 700 BED HOSPITAL: AN ANNUAL SURVEY OF OVER 3,500 ADMINISTRATIONS OF BLOOD AND PLASMA (DRIED)1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:1–27. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-1-1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(1):1-27.
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