In certain circumstances, getting a blood transfusion can be lifesaving. However, it is not without risks. Research shows that patients who require blood transfusions don’t do as well as those who don’t receive a transfusion
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Early in his illustrious career as a surgeon and researcher, Cleveland Clinic founder George Crile Sr., MD, became fascinated with blood transfusions. In 1905, he visited the lab of a French surgeon who was developing a blood transfusion technique. In 1906, Dr. Crile modified and enhanced the procedure in Cleveland and became the first surgeon … Read More