Mayo Clinic and the Origins of Blood Banking

Rabbitts, Jennifer A.; Bacon, Douglas R.; Nuttall, Gregory A.; Breanndan Moore, S.
September 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2007, Vol. 82 Issue 9, p1117
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the history of Mayo Clinic and the origins of blood banking in the U.S. It is stated that the first blood bank was established by John Silas Lundy, head of the anesthesiology section, in the Cook County blood bank. Moreover, the Section on Anesthesia of Mayo Clinic assumed responsibility for blood transfusions and began its revolutionary practice of storing refrigerated blood.


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