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August 6, 1955


JAMA. 1955;158(14):1284-1285. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960140046013

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BLOOD FOUNDATION  The Committee on Blood of the American Medical Association has authorized publication of the following report.The incorporation of the Blood Foundation and the first meeting of its board of directors on May 7 of this year brought to a successful culmination the efforts of the Committee on Blood of the American Medical Association to join together the various voluntary organizations with major interests in the supply of blood and in blood banking. These attempts had their inauguration in June, 1948, when the House of Delegates authorized the Board of Trustees to appoint a liaison committee for the American Red Cross blood-banking program. The name of this committee was subsequently changed to the Committee on Blood Banking at the 1949 meeting and later to the Committee on Blood in December, 1952. The activities of the Committee were spurred by the action of the House of Delegates of the

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