‘Blood Banks’ Save Lives for the 8th Army BADLY WOUNDED MAN (left) a t a Casualty Clearing Station .To enable him to with stan dan ,operation a blood transfusion is ordered .Above, a dispatch -rider outsets for the "blood bank .”Into the dispatch -rider’s pack a medicrjl orderly attached to a “blood bank ”places a bottle of blood o f the correct group. With this the rider return sat speed to the C.C.S. Pliolos, British Official: Crown Copyright Associated Press IN LIBYA “blood banks ’’arc proving an invaluable adjunct to the medical officers accompanying the 8th Army. They are established in the fighting areas to supply dressing station sand mobile operating the a tr es. Blood transfusion has been the means o f saving the olives f many men who, owing to loss of blood, would not have had the strength to undergo surgical treatment. Above, a major operation is in progress in one o f the desert thea tres. Left, patients con valescin gin the ward of a tent hosp ital in the desert. This hosp ital is opera ted by aNew Z ealan d unit. PAGE 454
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