Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: 1940

  • Blood debt

    Jules Reich Chicago, Illinois, United States   A patient donating blood, Australia, c. late 1940s. Via Wikimedia. In 1937, the first U.S. blood bank opened in Chicago. It was originally called a Blood Preservation Laboratory, but its founder, Dr. Bernard Fantus, changed the name to blood bank. For someone who spent a large part of…