CECIL M. ZUKERMAN
The American Red Cross through its Blood Donor Centers collected approximately 13 million pints of blood during the period between 1941 and 1945. At the Chicago Blood Donor Center approximately 640,000 pints of blood were collected in the three and a half years of its operation.
On each donor a history was taken and a brief physical examination was made so as not to accept a donor with an acute infection or serious chronic illness. Many donors, however, withheld or denied information relative to their physical condition, so that they would not be rejected.
There has occurred only one fatality
ZUKERMAN CM. FATALITY IN A BLOOD DONOR; A CASE REPORT, WITH A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE*. Ann Intern Med. 1947;26:603–608. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-26-4-603
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(4):603-608.
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