Magic Lantern Slide - Red Cross
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RECEIVED FROM \ BUNDABERG 21.9.72
Don't wait \ UNTIL AN \ ACCIDENT OCCURS!...
The Red Cross commenced operation in Australia in 1914 with the primary aim of sending care parcels to World War 1 troops. The service quickly expanded to provide a range of services including medical transport (of patients and equipment) and a tracing and messaging service (for contacting military personnel). Post-war, the emphasis was on relief efforts and medical care for returned servicemen. The Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service was started in 1929 in Melbourne, with Brisbane’s service opening soon after.