"The patient was malnutritioned going into the operation," [Dr. Samuel Weinstein] said. "He was bleeding a lot, his blood wasn't clotting and supplies were running out.That would be stupid in a fiction story. It's so cool in real life.
"I sat down and donated a pint of blood, drank some water and ate a Pop-Tart, and went straight back to work.
"The blood went from me to him in a matter of minutes."
May 27, 2006
Eight hours into surgery, with the blood running out -- a rare blood type -- the surgeon gives his own blood.