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June 21, 1941


Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Irwin Blood Bank of San Francisco County Medical Society, San Francisco (Dr. Upton), and the Cutter Laboratories, Berkeley, Calif. (B. E. Emery and R. B. Clark).

JAMA. 1941;116(25):2753-2754. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.62820250002006a

We are presenting to the medical profession a small but very compact dried plasma transfusion emergency kit. We know its adoption will materially assist in forging a long sought therapeutic weapon for use by the Medical Corps of our armed forces. The adaptability of this kit for use in civilian practice is unlimited.

We do not intend to enumerate the many well proved and clinically sound reasons for the use of plasma or serum. Articles of great value are available to any reader interested in this new phase of blood plasma transfusion therapy.1

In these grim days the need for some fool-proof dependable transfusion outfit which can be set up by any doctor or well trained nurse and utilized at or near the site where the injury occurred is of tremendous importance. Army, navy, air force and even civilian casualties now can be treated immediately by drawing on supplies