In this section of The Journal each week will appear official notices by the Committee on Medical Preparedness of the American Medical Association, announcements by the Surgeon Generals of the Army, Navy and Public Health Service, and other governmental agencies dealing with medical preparedness, and such other information and announcements as will be useful to the medical profession.
RED CROSS BLOOD PROCUREMENT PROJECT FOR THE ARMY AND NAVY
WILLIAM DeKLEINE, M.D.Washington, D. C.The surgeon generals of the Army and Navy, recognizing the need for a large reservoir of blood plasma as a preparedness measure for a national emergency, requested the American Red Cross and the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council to organize a cooperative blood collecting project. The request was presented in January of this year in identical letters addressed to the chairmen of the two agencies.The Red Cross was asked "to secure
MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS. JAMA. 1941;117(20):1711–1715. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820460049015
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