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This Week in History

January 15, 1964

200 See Equipment, Methods Of Blood Bank on Donor Day

Nurse chats with patient at Blood Bank.

Robert D. Murrill, the first blood donor here 10 years ago, chats with Wanda Chappell, Chief Nurse of the CC Blood Bank, after giving his 28th pint on Blood Donor Day. Mrs. Chappell was the nurse attending Mr. Murrill when he gave the first pint in 1953.

Photo: Sam Silverman

Approximately 200 persons visited the new, expanded quarters of the Clinical Center Blood Bank on the first floor of the circular Surgical Wing during the first NIH Blood Donor Day, December 12. The visitors, welcomed by Dr. Paul J. Schmidt, chief of the Blood Bank, and members of his staff, took tours of the Blood Bank area with its improved facilities and modern equipment.