Story: Hospitals

Blood donor, 1952

Blood donor, 1952

Aucklander E. A. Matthews is shown here with a stack of bottles representing the amount of blood he donated between 1925 and 1952. Between the world wars techniques were devised to store blood, which helped to improve the success rate of operations. Donating blood became a regular practice for many New Zealanders.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 9 October 1952, p. 11

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Linda Bryder, 'Hospitals - The transformation of hospitals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Linda Bryder, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 13 Jun 2018, updated 1 Jul 2022