Transfusion support in a community disaster

  • P. J. Schmidt
  • W. L. Bayer


The planning of the supply of blood which may be needed in a disaster situation is complex since it is based on so many unknowns. How many victims will need care? How many of those will require transfusion? Will transfusion be necessary immediately after the disaster, or some hours later? Where will the transfusion be given? How will the blood be transported to the points of need? And finally, how can records be kept?


Blood Donor Kansas City Blood Bank Blood Center Disaster Situation 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. Boston/Dordrecht/Lancaster 1985

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  • P. J. Schmidt
  • W. L. Bayer

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