Albert Hustin (1882–1967) was a Belgian medical doctor.

Hustin was born in Ethe and died in Uccle (Uccle BrusselsBelgium).

In 1914, he was the first person to successfully practice non-direct blood transfusions with sodium citrate used as an anticoagulant.[1] He added sodium citrate and glucose to the blood to preserve it, and stop it from clotting.[2]


  1. ^ Hee, R. Van (1 January 2015). "The Development of Blood Transfusion: the Role of Albert Hustin and the Influence of World War I.". Acta Chirurgica Belgica. 115 (3): 247–255. doi:10.1080/00015458.2015.11681107.
  2. ^ "The first successful non-direct blood transfusion is carried out". South African History Online. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2019.