Mid-South Blood Bank http://wknofm.org en Lemuel Diggs and the Mid-South Blood Bank http://wknofm.org/post/lemuel-diggs-and-mid-south-blood-bank <p>When the nation's fourth blood bank opened in Memphis in 1938, blood transfusions were still a new technology. Patients were connected by tubes directly to donors with the proper blood type, and many patients died before a suitable donor could be found.</p><p>Memphis physician Lemuel Diggs and the staff of the Memphis Blood Bank helped solve this tragic problem by developing a system for refrigerated blood storage, as well as methods for collection, filtration, and the typing of blood.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:50:26 +0000 Steve Pike 24340 at http://wknofm.org Lemuel Diggs and the Mid-South Blood Bank