Accession Number : AD0770495

Title :   Transfusion of Whole Blood in Patients in Shock.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Camp,Frank R. , Jr. ; Dawson,R. Ben ; Barnes,Asa

Report Date : 17 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Blood logistics during World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam are presented. The history of blood banking in the military is traced, emphasizing research and development which provided improved blood preservation, storage, shipping, and transfusion. Problems of transfusion are presented concerning the role of the group O universal donor versus group specific crossmatched blood during mass casuality situations. The prevention of hemolytic, pyrogenic, allergic, and other febrile reactions is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Blood transfusion, *Shock(Pathology), *Military medicine, Patients, Logistics, Warfare, Blood groups, Blood preservation, Storage

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE