Hematology: Patient to Patient

Most blood donors are selected for their good health and their freedom from sickness that might be passed along in a transfusion. Dr. Charles Gordon Zubrod of the National Cancer Institute has been looking for donors suffering from one form of leukemia and using their blood to treat victims of other forms of the disease. In another feat of hematology, blood from healthy donors is helping to save some leukemia victims from bleeding to death.

In neither case, Dr. Zubrod told the Association of Military Surgeons last week, is whole blood used; only...

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