BLOOD TRANSFUSION IN BATHGATE

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Places:

  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Healthcare

Genres:

  • Medical
  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: BLOOD TRANSFUSION IN BATHGATE

Reference number: 0189

Date: 1951

Director: filmed by Bathgate and District Photographic and Cine Society

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.00 mins

Description: The work of the Blood Transfusion Association in the Bathgate area, and an appeal to "become a regular donor".

Shotlist: Credits (0.11) Some scenes of blood being donated and used in the Bathgate area. The Transfusion van visits the area shot van arriving [at a primary school?] (0.42) Bottles and equipment and bedding are unloaded exts. crates of bottles, etc. are carried inside; ints. equipment is arranged for use (2.22) Donors and their blood groups are checked, donors report to a seated clerk (3.55) a thumbprick test is taken; donor gives blood (4.43) A local injection makes the procedure painless anaesthetic is given to the donor; gvs donors giving blood, c/u filling bottle (7.09) A small dressing is applied (8.01) Bottles ready for the bank shot of bottles stacked in crates (8.31) A rest and a cup of tea with biscuits follows shots of donors sipping tea, staff offer biscuits. (9.57) exts. group shot of donors (10.22) The collected blood is stored and distributed to hospitals as required. Donors' blood being given to serious case in hospital (10.38) man scrubbing hands; medical staff open blood bottle and insert rubber stopper with rubber line; transfusion is given to patient (12.20) Blood is urgently needed -Always Please become a regular donor c/u "Scottish National Blood Transfusion Association" sign (12.44)