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South Africa Sends Blood Plasma Substitute to Israel

October 16, 1951
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Ten thousand bottles of a revolutionary blood plasma substitute, which came off the production lines of a South African factory recently, are now being exported to Israel, it was revealed here today.

Israel, some South American countries and Canada are the first countries to receive this plasma substitute which is described as “the biggest discovery since penicillin.” Unlike ordinary blood the new product can be stored for years without deterioration and without the need of refrigeration. It is derived from ordinary Natal cane sugar.

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