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Thirteen's Educational Publishing Department has produced a 12-page discussion guide to accompany RED GOLD: THE EPIC STORY OF BLOOD. The Guide includes a three-page essay by Douglas Starr, author of BLOOD: AN EPIC HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND COMMERCE; discussion questions; a historical timeline that lists milestones in the scientific understanding and medical use of blood; a chart that shows what happens to donated blood; and a section on how to plan a successful blood drive. The Guide may be used in discussion groups, workshops and other educational settings.

To order the guide, please send an email to or a letter to Jesse Dillon, Thirteen/WNET New York, 450 W. 33rd St, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. The email/letter should contain your name and address and indicate how many guides you would like.

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