Start Date

28-4-2016 12:45 PM

End Date

28-4-2016 2:15 PM

Disciplines

Hematology | Military and Veterans Studies | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment

Subjects

Military medicine -- 1940-1945, Blood -- Transfusions -- History -- 20th century, Blood -- Transfusions -- Research

Abstract

This investigation will explore changes in blood transfusion during World War II (1939-1945). Medical technology and collection systems for whole blood and blood plasma in particular will be examined. The focus of this investigation will be the United States, but Great Britain will also be mentioned due to its close blood transfusion-related interactions with the United States during this period. Additionally, blood transfusion prior to World War II and in modern times will also be considered in this investigation to provide context and to allow assessment of modernization during the war. However, artificial blood substitutes will not be considered, nor any other areas of medicine such as surgery or antibiotics.

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Apr 28th, 12:45 PM Apr 28th, 2:15 PM

To What Extent Did Blood Transfusion Systems and Technologies Modernize During World War II?

This investigation will explore changes in blood transfusion during World War II (1939-1945). Medical technology and collection systems for whole blood and blood plasma in particular will be examined. The focus of this investigation will be the United States, but Great Britain will also be mentioned due to its close blood transfusion-related interactions with the United States during this period. Additionally, blood transfusion prior to World War II and in modern times will also be considered in this investigation to provide context and to allow assessment of modernization during the war. However, artificial blood substitutes will not be considered, nor any other areas of medicine such as surgery or antibiotics.