They give their Blood! What will you give?
Every day, in Madrid, in Valencia, in Barcelona, long queues of men and women, hollow-eyed and under-fed, stand for hours waiting their turn to give a pint of their blood for the wounded.
In Barcelona alone there are 14000 people whose blood is taken once a month.
During the past two years - starting from nothing - a modern hospital system has been built. Blood Transfusion has taken its place in this. Started by a Canadian doctor and continued by Dr. Reginald Saxton of Reading under our auspices a "Blood Service" has grown up. The blood is bottled and labelled according to its group, and then kept in refridgerators and rushed to the front line hospitals as needed. Sometimes within two hours of the patient being wounded, he is receiving new life-blood.
In every clinic, hospital and laboratory there is a constant struggle for sufficient material to carry on the work. There is no limit to the number of casualties, but the limits of operating tables, instruments, dressing and food are soon reached. There is never enough.
We must send refrigerators for storing the blood, X-ray equipments and microscope to ensure that tubercular blood is not used, and food to maintain the stamina of blood-donors.
On the battlefields of Spain, men are giving their lives for the defence of their democratic rights. Behind the lines, but under constant bombardments and air raids they are giving their blood to help the wounded.
What will you give?
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