#ThrowbackThursday Video: “Hope”
Throwback Thursday is a social media phenomenon where users share items from the past. A couple of weeks ago for Throwback Thursday, NABR shared a 1984 educational film by the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) created to show the public the critical importance of animal research in discovering new medicines, treatments, and surgical techniques to better improve global human and animal health. We dug into the archives to share another FBR video vignette, “Hope.”
“Hope,” also produced by FBR, is narrated by Dr. Judson Randolph who discusses a number of lifesaving and life-improving developments in pediatric medicine and their implementation at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Judson speaks of the value of sheep in the creation of ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and its crucial use in saving a young girl’s life. Research with primates, mice, dogs, and pigs were also important models in the development of bone marrow transplants to cure a young boy with leukemia.