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July 21, 1945

REACTIONS TO 10,000 POOLED LIQUID HUMAN PLASMA TRANSFUSIONS

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

From the Plasma Station, Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver.

JAMA. 1945;128(12):863-867. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860290025006
Abstract

The use of human blood plasma has become so prevalent that it is now firmly entrenched as an important part of our medical armamentarium. Since little has been reported concerning the reactions which may follow the administration of plasma,1 it was felt that a detailed analysis of the extensive data collected at the Plasma Station of Fitzsimons General Hospital would add to the knowledge of this subject.

Each bottle of liquid plasma that is shipped from the Plasma Station is accompanied by a questionnaire which requests the pertinent information needed for a study of both beneficial results and reactions. The form is filled out by the attending physician and forwarded to our laboratory. Our report is based on an analysis of 10,000 such questionnaires returned from the 353 military hospitals within the continental United States provided with plasma by this station. The thousands of other plasma transfusions which have

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