Frank Toffoloni, Precision BioLogic Inc, called yesterday with the news that Dr. Douglas Triplett of Muncie, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, following an extended illness. Dr. Triplett was a mentor to all who specialize in hemostasis and a primary influence on diagnostic approaches to bleeding and clotting disorders. We still keep his 1982 textbook, Laboratory Evaluation of Coagulation on our shelves for ready reference. We’ve missed his inspiration at the Midwest Hemostasis meetings since his retirement in 2004. His death notice, published Monday, April 22, in the Muncie StarPress, is attached below.
Dr. Triplett’s family requests that memorial gifts be made to support scholarships for medical students from Delaware County, Indiana. Checks should be made payable to theIU Foundation–Douglas A. Triplett Medical Scholarship, IU School of Medicine, Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266-0245 or to the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Fund, Account number 38-MPAT-080, Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266-0245.