Hospital Blood Bank, drawing blood

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  • Physician with a patient at the Duke Hospital Blood Bank. From 1933 to 1940 each division of Duke Hospital maintained its own blood bank, usually on individual wards, making Duke one of the first hospitals in the country to have blood banks. During this period, many pioneer studies of modern blood bank equipment and methods, and some of the first trials of human plasma as a blood substitute were carried out. As the need for larger quantities of blood became increasingly apparent, a central blood bank was organized on Nov. 15, 1940 by Dr. Josiah C. Trent (with the help of funding by A.P. Harris).
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  • cln00035
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