NA_Surgery - Blood Transfusions

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What did Landsteiner discover?
He found the major 5 blood groups
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Why was Landsteiner's discovery surprising?
He had a very small number of samples yet found all the major groups.
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What did Landsteiner's work make possible?
Person to person transfusion
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Was Landsteiner's work very useful?
No - there was very little need for transfusion mostly only severe blood loss in pregnancy or very major surgery.
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Why did WW1 increase the need for transfusions?
Many more injuries and great blood loss. Also need for many more surgeries.
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What did Lewisohn discover in 1915?
Sodium Citrate prevented clotting - allows short-term blood storage.
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How did Weil help transfusions in 1915?
He discovered that refrigeration delayed clotting.
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What did Rous and Turner discover in 1916?
Citrate glucose solutions allowed blood to be stored even longer - public can now donate in the UK
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When and where was the first blood depot?
1917 for the Battle of Cambrai
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