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Drying Blood Plasma and Blood Serum

Nature volume 150, page 18 (04 July 1942) | Download Citation



THE Trustees of the late Sir Henry S. Wellcome have generously placed a sum of up to £20,000 at the disposal of the Medical Research Council for the purposes of research into methods of drying blood plasma and blood serum to provide stable products for use in the transfusion of patients suffering from haemorrhage, shock, or other conditions requiring such treatment. By agreement between the Trustees and the Council, this gift is to be applied to the purchase, erection and operation by the Council of a plant which will make it possible to test and develop these methods on a substantial scale. The need for the improvement of such methods is of particular importance at the present time, and the products will be made freely available for the treatment of sick and wounded at home, at sea and abroad. The Medical Research Council has expressed its appreciation of this timely and public-spirited action on the part of the Wellcome Trustees.

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