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Vault of experimental blood packs, NY 1280. "NEW YORK --- Research in developing the blood plasma process, basis of a nation-wide defense program is being carried on in the blood bank of the Presbyterian Hospital here. Dried and liquid plasma, derived from blood provided by thousands of donors in major cities, will be collected for the United States Army and Navy. Above, Miss Jean Harris, nurse in the blood bank, checks progress of settling out of corpuscles in whole blood. The amber fluid which remains is plasma, used in transfusions for treatment of many cases of injury, shock, and illness. Westinghouse designed a special refridgerator vault which keep temperatures from varying more than one-tenth of one degree. It is held at the ideal cold point for blood plasma storage, 39.7 degrees Fahrenheit." (Former Image ID: mss_3818)


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