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December 12, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(24):1808-1810. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730240058022

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The Increasing Importance of Blood Transfusion  In view of the increasing importance of blood transfusion, the Medical Research Council and the British Red Cross Society have appointed Dr. H. F. Brewer, senior demonstrator of pathology, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, as medical officer to the Blood Transfusion Service organized by the Red Cross. He will supervise the examination of transfusion volunteers and the collation of information on the effect of blood transfusion on donors, and he will carry out research into blood groupings, so that the service can keep abreast of the latest developments in surgery and hematology. Laboratory facilities are being provided by St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Since it was begun in 1921, the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service has grown steadily. Last year, 1,627 transfusions were carried out, as against 1,333 in 1929. For the first nine months of this year, the number was 1,502. This rise is all the more

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