Military Blood Banking 1941-1973. Lessons Learned Applicable to Civil Disasters and Other Considerations. (Tarawa: '6,000 Pints of Plasma Went Ashore with the Invading Troops and 4,000 Pints Came Back in the Veins of Wounded Marines.')
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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Military blood bank experiences are reviewed, especially the highlights encountered in the period 1941-1971 during World War II, Korean and Vietnam campaigns. The activation, including staff study and growth of the Blood Transfusion Division and The Blood Bank Center of the US Army Medical Research Laboratory, Fort Knox, Kentucky, is used as an example of planning for large- scale blood banking in the military operations, training, and research and, consequently, civil disaster blood bank planning. Large-scale blood bank operations in being at Fort Knox are illustrated and described. The growth and rapid expansion at Fort Knox paralleled the Vietnam campaign in both timing and activity.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies