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February 2, 1952


JAMA. 1952;148(5):389-392. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930050061018


Railroad Blood Donor Car.—  A specially equipped railroad blood donor car, named "The Life Line," was dedicated in San Francisco in November at a ceremony sponsored by the Southern Pacific, which built and will operate the car over its lines, and by the Irwin Memorial Blood Bank of the San Francisco Medical Society, which will staff the car and supervise the extensive blood procurement project. A. T. Mercier, president of the railroad, dedicated the car at the conclusion of a morning program. The principal address was given by Dr. John W. Cline, San Francisco, President of the American Medical Association. Keys to the car and passes with which the staff can travel on Southern Pacific lines to and from duty aboard the blood donor car were presented by Mr. Mercier to Dr. Paul M. Aggeler, president of the Blood Bank Commission. First major collection of blood on "The Life

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