On This Day 25 September
By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-09-25
In 1237 England and Scotland signed the Treaty of York; in 1888 the Royal Court Theatre in London opened; in 1897 the first motorised bus service opened; in 1926 Henry Ford announced an 8 hour 5 day work week. In 1818 at Guy's Hospital James Blundell performed the first successful human blood transfusion
We've seen previously On This Day 15 June that the first direct blood transfusion using lamb blood in France to treat fever that was successful; however there were plenty of other experiments that were not so lucky.
It was in 1818 at Guy's Hospital that James Blundell performed the first successful blood transfusion using human blood to treat postpartum hemorrhage. He extracted 4 ounces of blood from the husband's arm and transfused into the wife.
He had conducted several experiments and showed that as long as the transfusion was performed quickly then it would be successful. The Lancet published an article on his work in 1829.
Other events on this day
- 1237: England and Scotland signed the Treaty of York establishing the common border
- 1818: first blood transfusion using human blood at Guy's Hospital in London
- 1888: Royal Court Theatre in London opened
- 1897: first motorised British bus service opened
- 1926: Henry Ford announced an 8 hour, 5 day work week