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