Friday, June 02, 2006

Of blood types and Pop-Tarts

Surgeon gave his own blood as heart boy lay dying on table
From James Bone in New York

A TOP New York surgeon saved a poor Salvadorean boy by donating his own rare B-negative blood during a heart operation.

Dr Samuel Weinstein interrupted the operation to give a pint of his own blood when the local hospital ran out during a mercy mission in El Salvador for the charity Heart Care International. After eating a snack and drinking some water, he continued the surgery as the eight-year-old patient received a transfusion of his blood.

Full story at The Times Online

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