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March 1941

IMPROVEMENT IN BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICEIII. RESULTS OF 3,077 TRANSFUSIONS OF BANK BLOOD; A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Author Affiliations

CINCINNATI
From the Department of Surgery of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the Cincinnati General Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1941;42(3):498-507. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1941.01210090047003
Abstract

An important method of approach to the study of the value of preserved blood is an analysis of the results of transfusion of such blood. Just as some questions which arise as to the limitations of bank blood are answered by inquiry into the changes which occur in various components of blood when preserved, other, equally important questions, such as the effect of age of blood on the incidence and type of transfusion reactions, can be answered only by accurate recording of the results obtained from a long series of transfusions of bank blood. It is from this standpoint primarily that a statistical analysis of 3,077 consecutive transfusions of bank blood at the Cincinnati General Hospital becomes of interest. Numerous collateral points of interest which pertain to the practical operation of the service are also revealed by this study. These are of value to any one planning a similar organization

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