1911 Feb 20 Indianapolis Star Walter Santisteban
ma^ in by a hay? the expect "dry" them pres- the to see. seat meetings city professional the tonight of of the and of In James representative County, Gives Blood'to Save Mother's Life. COLUMBUS. Ind., 19 --Walter Santisteban, a well-known business man of this city, saved the life of his mother, Mis. Maiy Wolfe of Philadelphia, by submitting submitting to the transfusion of t two quarts of his blood into her veins that she might become sufficiently strong to undergo a surgical opetation. Mrs. Wolfe, who had suffered hemorrhages of the stomach, was taken to the American Hospital in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, where the sujgeons announced that an operation would be necessary to atop the hemorrhages. The surgeons also announced that be- cause of the weakened condition of the 'patient a transfusion of~blood would be necessary before tlie patient would have sufficient stiength to withstand the operation. operation. Her son, who is 26 years old and in perfect health, volunteered tp furnish the required blood to Save hla mother's life. A vein was opened on his left forearm and one was opened on her left forearm. The two veins were Joined, and for five minutes the blood from the son flowed Into thp veins of his mother, the later's pallor gradually lessened and the foimer grew pnle. Two days later the mother was successfully operated on.