As Bernard Fantus’ 94-year-old niece, I want to thank the village of Oak Park for honoring my uncle, who was a great humanitarian. As you know, Bernard Fantus was a physician and inventor of the first hospital blood bank at Cook County Hospital in 1937. It means so much to me to have the plaque with his name displayed so prominently in Oak Park Village Hall.

Muriel Fantus Fulton

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