Management in Military Blood Banking for Conservation of Blood Resources: New Aspects concerning the Blood Donor Base.
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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The status of military and civilian blood banking is discussed from several viewpoints. The progress made in collecting, processing, storage, and clinical use is reviewed from 1940 to 1972. Blood component therapy has now made possible the use of multiple management techniques, theretofore not possible, due to the short shelf life of whole blood. Management techniques include economics, accounting, mathematics and statistics, and the behavioral sciences. The blood donor base, which represents a critical national resource in peace and war, is being eroded by drug abuse, hepatitis carriers, sickle cell trait and disease, malaria, and immunizations, coupled with donor apathy, indications for the futher are dischssed. Author
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