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thegildedcentury:

Life, July 17, 1944

thegildedcentury:

Life, July 17, 1944

1944. Red Cross blood donations. Blood being sorted and packaged by Army Medical Corps so that it can be easily grabbed and have transfusion started.

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Announcement for those in the US:

Speaking of blood, the Red Cross is dealing with a critical shortage of donations right now. While donations are lower than they have been in years, demand has remained steady. All blood types are needed, but please, if you’re type O- and are healthy, I especially hope you consider participating in one of the numerous blood drives going on all over the USA in the next couple of weeks. During Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, there will also be a LOT of Shark Week-themed blood drives. Sharks are a pretty boss reason to give blood. Trust me.

A lot of things that used to preclude people from giving blood are now known not to pose any risk. This means there is no waiting period after professional sterile piercings, and that even if you’ve recently gotten a tattoo, if you got it at a certified parlor in one of the 32 states that has tattoo facility regulations, there is no longer a waiting period to give blood. 

To see what events are going on in your area, check the Red Cross website, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Sgt. Lawrence McKreever being treated by nurses at the 268th Station Hospital, Milne Bay, New Guinea. June 22, 1944.

Sgt. Lawrence McKreever being treated by nurses at the 268th Station Hospital, Milne Bay, New Guinea. June 22, 1944.