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Aryeh Shander MD

“Now because of the ability to store and deliver blood on demand, this happens to be the only transplant that all you require is essentially a couple of letters behind your name and a pen and you can write for it.”


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Sherri Ozawa RN

“A blood transfusion is the only organ transplant that’s done by a nurse. Yet a doctor writes it on a piece of paper, a nurse hangs it and yet it has huge implications for patients.”


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Kathleen Sazama MD JD

“Blood is a very complex organ that we transfuse as the means of transplanting it.”

For information about Patient Blood Management, read page 4 of Blood Health.


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Review by Andrew L. Urban

In its first four and a half minutes, the film tracks through the history of blood transfusion, using graphics and archival material. It sets up what’s to come: a shocking revelation that what we thought was life saving is in some cases life threatening. Hard as it is to believe, medical science has never done the basic research that proves blood transfusions to be safe. This is the propellant for the documentary.


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Aryeh Shander MD

“Many clinicians think of blood and blood components as a drug to treat specific conditions that patients have.”


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Jonathan S Stamler MD

“We use this drug or therapeutic transfusion differently than any other therapeutic. We almost never give it to make a person better. That is to say if we were to give it back freely and restore normal levels, I think most would agree, patients would not do well.”


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Online Release of Primum Non Nocere: First Do No Harm

Primum Non Nocere: First Do No Harm can now be purchased as a download from http://www.asiageographic.com/primum/view_film.htm