Nine Pints, by Rose George

A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood

A fascinating read about the world of blood. A rather unusual subject about something we tend to take for granted.

Publisher:North Sydney, N.S.W., Ebury Press,, 2017.
ISBN:9780143784227 
Characteristics:310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors:Halloran, J

The Chapters

  1. My Pint — Blood donations.
  2. That Most Simpler Reptile — Leeches and there’s different breeds for different jobs; and there’s a shortage of these in demand creatures.
  3. Janet & Roy — Blood collecting pioneers.
  4. Blood Borne — AIDS and HIV.
  5. The Yellow Stuff — Blood plasma, how it’s extracted and its uses.
  6. Rotting Pickles — Menstruating. Humans are the only mammals who do it.
  7. Nasty Cloths — How feminine hygiene holds young girls back from education, and what’s being done about it.
  8. Code Red — Emergency treatments with blood transfusions.
  9. Blood Likely Guinness — The research and progress into making artificial blood.

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