Infusion Bag

Description (Brief)
In September 1990, four-year-old Ashanti DeSilva became the first patient to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s first human gene therapy trial. Doctors used this infusion bag in her treatment. To learn more, see object 1999.0008.01, the blood cell separator.
Accession File
Currently not on view
Object Name
infusion bag
gene therapy
date used
associated date
DeSilva, Ashanthi Vinod
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
average spatial: 37 cm x 12.7 cm x 2.2 cm; 14 9/16 in x 5 in x 7/8 in
overall: 1 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 15 in; 3.175 cm x 13.335 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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