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April 15, 1944


Author Affiliations

Technical Director, Blood Donor Service MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES; Assistant to the Technical Director, Blood Donor Service NEW YORK

JAMA. 1944;124(16):1100-1103. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850160006002

The American Red Cross Blood Donor Service is the sole agency through which the men and women of this country give their blood to the Army and Navy for the preparation of plasma and serum albumin. From its inception in February 19411 until Nov. 1, 1943 the Blood Donor Service has collected almost 5,000,000 pints of blood. The service has undergone enormous expansion during the past year in order to accomplish this production. In a project of such scope dealing with so many individuals from coast to coast, it is only natural that all phases of its operation are, and should be, continually before the professional and public eye. This, in effect, is a report concerning the activities of the service, both from the medical and from the statistical point of view.

SCOPE  The American Red Cross Blood Donor Service at present is undoubtedly one of the largest controlled

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