• Short Summary

    AFTER EYE BANKS AND BLOOD BANKS... HERE'S ANOTHER -- A BONE BANK. IT'S IN JOHANNESBURG?

  • Description

    AFTER EYE BANKS AND BLOOD BANKS... HERE'S ANOTHER -- A BONE BANK. IT'S IN JOHANNESBURG IN SOUTH AFRICA.

    THE IDEA FOR ONE CAME FROM A LEADING SURGEON TWO YEARS AGO BUT IT IS ONLY NOW THAT IT'S BEEN POSSIBLE TO PUT INTO PRACTICE. THE REASON IS NOT HARD TO FIND ... A LACK OF READY MONEY AND A LACK OF BONE DONORS...

    HOWEVER SINCE JANUARY A SMALL AMOUNT OF BONE TISSUE HAS BEEN ACCUMULATED AND IT IS HOPES THAT WHEN THE URGENCY OF THE BANK'S NEEDS BECOMES MORE WIDELY APPRECIATED, IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP A FULLY - EQUIPPED CENTRE FOR THE WHOLE OF SOUTH AFRICA.

    THIS PILOT BANK IS RUN BY THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH AND A NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE CARE OF CRIPPLES. THE DIRECTOR OF THE BANK RECENTLY VISITED EAST BERLIN AND LONDON WHERE HE WAS ABLE TO SEE THE BONE BANKS THERE AT WORK.

    SURGEONS AT A JOHANNESBURG HOSPITAL ARE ALREADY GRAFTING BONE FROM THE NEW BANK ON PATIENTS. THIS ONE, WITH AN ARM INJURY RECEIVES HIS NEW TISSUE FROM A PLASTIC BAG THAT HAS BEEN KEPT ON ICE. LATER, X-RAY PICTURES ARE MADE TO SEE HOW THE BONE GRAFT HAS TAKEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9MXJXSRZSUUGHNNY7MVCLIXFD
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MXJXSRZSUUGHNNY7MVCLIXFD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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