Medicine: Rush

Bottled human blood is one traveler that always has top priority on the Military Air Transport Service planes flying from the U.S. to Korea. There is no time for delay in the shipment of whole blood. Even under the best refrigerated conditions, it goes bad within three weeks, yet a steady supply of it is essential.

Back in Washington last week after shepherding one load of 300 pints of blood to Korea, sandy-haired Navy Commander Mary Sproul, onetime head of the armed forces' blood laboratory at Fairfield Calif., gave reporters a description of how...

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