• Short Summary

    AN AFRICAN WOMAN IN JOHANNESBURG ON THURSDAY GAVE A PINT OF HER BLOOD - ONE OF THE RAREST TYPES KNOWN - TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A BABY EXPECTED TO BE BORN IN PHILADELPHIA IN THE UNITED STATES ABOUT NEXT WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 23).

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    AN AFRICAN WOMAN IN JOHANNESBURG ON THURSDAY GAVE A PINT OF HER BLOOD - ONE OF THE RAREST TYPES KNOWN - TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A BABY EXPECTED TO BE BORN IN PHILADELPHIA IN THE UNITED STATES ABOUT NEXT WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 23). THE DONOR IS MRS. JOSEPHINE SHABALALA - ONE OF ONLY TWO PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO CAN HELP THE EXPECTANT MOTHER, A NEGRO WOMAN NAMED MRS. AMELIA HUTSON.

    MRS. SHABALALA WORKS FOR A JOHANNESBURG PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO DOING ODD JOBS. SHE HAS THREE CHILDREN.

    THE THREE WOMEN WHO HAVE THE UNUSUAL BLOOD GROUP ALL LACK AN HEREDITARY FACTOR. THEIR BABIES ARE LIKELY TO DIE UNLESS THEY CAN RECEIVE AN EXCHANGE BLOOD TRANSFUSION AT BIRTH - REQUIRING ABOUT TWO PINTS. THE SECOND PINT IS BEING GIVEN BY A PUERTO RICAN WOMAN LIVING IN NEW YORK.

    THE STRANGE GROUP WAS DISCOVERED WHEN MRS. SHABALALA'S OWN CHILD BECAME JAUNDICED AFTER BIRTH SEVEN YEARS AGO. THE FACTOR WAS DISCOVERED BY DR. MAURICE SHAPIRO, MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE WHO NAMED IT THE SHABALALA FACTOR.

    (THE BLOOD ARRIVED IN PHILADELPHIA YESTERDAY - SATURDAY - IN GOOD CONDITION, BEATING BY JUST FOUR HOURS A 36-HOUR DEADLINE FOR REFRIGERATION IN TRANSIT, AFTER WHICH IT COULD NOT BE USED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA19P2F6A9NQP85LJ07UUMUWPN9
    Media URN:
    VLVA19P2F6A9NQP85LJ07UUMUWPN9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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