Medicine: Blood & Disaster

Reporting last week to the Congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Philadelphia's Dr. Gilson Colby Engel, chairman of a regional committee for atomic disaster preparedness, said: "I believe that in the event of a real disaster, the only way adequate blood supplies could be obtained . . . would be to bleed survivors as donors. To facilitate this, I believe that every person in the U.S. should be dog-tagged by law, with the blood type on the tag."


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