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Medicine / Blood Transfusions #187478

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 29, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Birmingham, Alabama: Deborah Amos) The safety of the nation's blood supply examined; details given of problems with leukocytes {white blood cells} which can cause fever and infections. [Georgetown University Medical School Dr. Ronald SACHER - says leukocyte reduction would make blood safer, but the process is expensive.] [Caraway Methodist Hospital Cindy WILLIAMS, Dr. James NEWSOME - offer views on whether filtered blood is cost effective.] The Red Cross push for leukocyte removal from donated blood detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Red Cross statistics on filtered blood cited.

Amos, Deborah;
Jennings, Peter

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