Logansport Pharos-Tribune from ,  on December 24, 1957 · Page 29
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Tuesday, December 24, 1957
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A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS-TRIBUNE- A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE Million Transfusions Given in U. S. During '56 CHICAGO— More than 4V4 million blood transfusions were given to nearly 2 million Americans during 1956, the Joint Blood Council, Inc., has estimated. Approximately 5 million pints of blood were collected through various agencies during the year, a post card survey o£ American hospitals showed. cent of the blood used in the United Stales during 1956. The survey showed that hospitals obtaining blood from vol- of the Joint Blood Council reported the survey in the current (Nov. 2) Journal of the American Medical Association. The committee based its figures on a sample that covered an estimated 78 per untary unpaid donors provided a surprisingly large share of the blood used. They collected 36 per cent, as compared with 38 per cent collected by regional American Red Cross collection centers. Other sources and their per- commilteei= en ' a g es were: commercial blood banks, 11 per cent; non-hospital community blood banks, 9.5 per cent; hospitals that furnish blood to other hospital, 4 per cent, and directly paid donors, 2 per cent. The survey is the first step in a comprehensive study o£ the total American blood transfusion program. The council hopes the study will eventually lead to a smoothly operating and well-organized national blood program. A second survey seeking more specific details from hospitals and blood banks is now underway. The council, a voluntary organization established in 1955, is composed of representatives i'rom the American Association of Blood Banks, the American Hospital Association, the American National Red Cross, the' American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and the A.M.A. These organizations are all concerned wi61i procuring, processing, preserving, and dis- tributing blood and blood derivatives. The council's objective is to coordinate all activities in this field, including the interchange of blood, the standardization of cross-matching and typing procedures, the accrediation and inspection of blood banks, the stimulation of blood donor campaigns, and the encouragement of research. President of the council is Dr. Leonard W. Larson, Bismarck, N. D., a member of the A.M.A. Board of Trustoss. Dr. Frank E. Wilson, Washington, D. C., is executive vice president and secretary of the council, which maintains headquarters in Washington. An editorial in the same Journa. pointed out that there has been MAUR.ICE "Pete" CONROY Plumbing and Heating It! May Nw m»n*g« of peace and good will be remembwtd by all, thit Chrittmat SMKHI. DALE L. ISAACS Electrical Contractor 231 \V. Ottawa Logansport, Iml. -Phone 3259 61 AD TIDINGS ;y... for j gay and sparkling Christmas! 0. E. HERSHBERGER HOLLAND FURNACE CO. 5th & Mkt.—Holland Furnaces Make Warm Friends—Phone 3887 .ocal progress in blood transfusion services, but there is an "urgent need" for the development of a national program. ' 'The need exisLs for both the physician and his patient who some day will require blood in a hurry; in the hospital which may have Congenital Heart Cases Studied CHICAGO — Physicians treating adults should be just as alert as those treating children to the possibility that their patient has a congenital rather than acquired to'get it from a transfusion serv-'heart defect, three Washington, ice outside its own walls, and in ID. C., doctors have warned. The physicians reported in (lie a government which will have to know all details about machinery for mass supply of blood during a civil or military disaster," the editorial said. said, they discovered 29 cases of congenital heart disorder in adults. The physicians who reported the bindings were Drs. John B. John- ion, John W. LawJah and Leslie E. Hedgepath of the Howard University department of medicine. They said that if an adult who las had a reasonable healthy An average cow will drink 15 gallons of water daily. Journal of the American Medical Association that their experience in a small adult cardiac clinic showed that congenital heart disorders may go unnoticed until adulthood. During a five-year period, they 70s hope that your Yute- tide HoBday wffl be as cheerful and glowing as the brightest Christmas tree. May yoer gifts incfade the happiness that comes from lasting friendships and family devotion. m tAST BROADWAY, LOGANSPORT PH.-468? <, -w Season's Best May a wealth of good eheet find its way to yawr bowse this Logansport Lumber Co. May the radiance that •bone Yound the Christ child brighten tb» way for each and all of our friends at Chritttna*. Hymcm's Store "Home of. 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