Shugart, Jessica
May 2013
Stanford Medicine;Spring2013, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p8
The article focuses on the aspects of blood donation. It offers a brief history of blood transfusion which used dogs as models in the 17th century. It says that blood banks have been established in the U.S. in the late 1940s due to wars. It mentions a study by Northfield Labs, which used a blood substitute called PolyHeme, designed to copy the capacity of the red blood cells to carry oxygen.


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