Transfusion and transplantation of cryopreserved cells and tissues

  title={Transfusion and transplantation of cryopreserved cells and tissues},
  author={Sajio Sumida},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Banking},
The modern era of cryomedicine began in 1949 in London and developed world-wide in the second half of the 20th century based on the first report of a novel method of cryopreservation of sperm and erythrocytes using glycerol that was reported in 1949 and 1950 by Polge and Smith. In 1951 at Hradec Kralove, Czech. Klen initiated a “tissue bank” using his unique freeze-drying system. In 1964, the initial meeting of the Society for Cryobiology was organized by its first president. B. J. Luyet in… CONTINUE READING