Meryman Method Creator Dies
Harold T. Meryman, 88, an American Red Cross physician who refined the process of freezing blood, died Jan. 10 of coronary artery disease.
Dr. Meryman devised the method of freezing concentrated blood cells for up to 10 years in 1971. This has been especially beneficial for patients with rare blood types. His methods are still used.
He was also the president of CryoBioPhysica, an immunological research company in Rockville, MD, from 2003-2007.
Additionally, he is the author of this witty gem:
"I really think that I could freeze
My mother-in-law with the greatest ease.
The only thing that gives me pause
Is what will happen when she thaws."
For his full obituary, click here.