File: War 1939-1945: emergency blood transfusion service/laboratory accommodation for War Department Chemist/Public Health Department

Scope and Content

File containing papers on the emergency blood transfusion service, organised by the Public Health Committee of Manchester Corporation and the Joint Hospitals Advisory Board to pool blood resources of Manchester hospitals during wartime. The service was run by a University member of staff, Dr John Wilkinson.

There are also papers relating to pre-war plans to provide emergency accommodation for the public health laboratories of Manchester Corporation in the event of war, similar laboratory accommodation for the War Department Chemist during wartime.

Former reference: 179