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Stories of the sanguine

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Science  28 Sep 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6409, pp. 1319
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau8695

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In nine chapters, corresponding to the roughly nine pints of blood each adult person is circulating at any given time, Rose George explores blood donation and transfusion; leeches; the organization of transfusion services in England; HIV and other bloodborne diseases; plasma as fluid and as a major industry; menstruation, menstruation technologies, and menstrual taboos; trauma surgery and the physiology of hemorrhage; and the future of blood, including the ongoing search for artificial blood.