Ernest Witebsky

Immunologist (1901-1969).  Born Ernst Witebsky in Frankfurt, Germany.  Lived in Buffalo from 1936 to 1969.  Dr. Witebsky made important contributions to basic knowledge in the field of blood groups & transfusion problems.  He was the first to prove that the organs & tissues of the body other than red blood cells also contain the blood group antigens A & B.  Dr. Witebsky's work was vital to the development of successful techniques for both emergency blood transfusions and organ transplantation.

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