Red Cross Blood Transfusion certificate

image 1996-57

Object

Certificate

Title

Red Cross Blood Transfusion certificate

Production date

1939 = 1940

Material

Card

Dimensions

height (whole): 291mm
width (whole): 262mm

Description

This card certifies that Arthur C. Downes gave blood to the British Red Cross in 1939 and 1940. The stamps record the dates of donation. The card has been signed by Honorary Secretary Percy Lane Oliver. Oliver facilitated the first voluntary blood donation in 1921, and continued to organise a donors scheme from home with the help of his wife until his death in 1944.

Inscription

British Red Cross Society, Blood Transfusion Service; It is hereby recorded that: Mr. Arthur C. Downes is a Member of the above Service and has voluntarily given Blood for Transfusion to aid unkonwn sufferers, on the occasions shown by the Seals attached hereto. Hon. Secretary... President...

Associated place

Hackney

Object number

1996.57

On display?

No

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