Human albumin altered human history and ushered in a new industry, plasma proteins. Human albumin was first introduced worldwide during World War II. There are estimates that over 50% of war casualties were reduced because of the infusion of albumin in the battlefield. National government agencies rushed to begin producing human albumin because of the tremendous benefits to soldiers.
The use of human albumin is not relegated to only the battle field. Human albumin is a protein produced by the liver. It performs multiple functions, including the transport of many small molecules in the blood. Albumin products are used to manage serious and often life-threatening conditions, such as shock and blood loss due to trauma, burns, and surgery.
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