Blood and Tissue Preservation.
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ROCKVILLE MD BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INST
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A survey of 1,859 institutions with 1,283 providing satisfactory returns indicate that the needs for homograft tissues exceed the current availability. A clinical evaluation of 133 patients receiving skin homografts indicate that freeze dried skin has a definite beneficial effect in the treatment of burns. The physical strength of fascia data was found not significantly altered by freeze drying and it is concluded that a test of strength is of no value in determining the quality of freeze drying. Studies indicate that it is possible to maintain vacuum in bottles of tissues if the bottles are sealed in metal cans. A system of in vitro laboratory analysis was developed which evaluates the biochemical and physiological status of kidney after preservation and identifies the injury of preservation. Units for the shipping of frozen and refrigerated blood were tested in terms of time-holding as a function of temperature and humidity. A distilled water center for field use was assembled but not field tested, and an automatic coagulation testing machine is reported to offer potential for use in the battlefield. Author
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