The War Illustrated No 145 Vol 6 January 8th 1945

‘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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