Donor's certificate, Red Cross

Production date
1936
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Donor's certificate (with envelope) from the Red Cross Blood Transfusion service listing the regular contributions of Mr John. H. Howard. Damaged.
Classification
CH classification DOCUMENTS Certificates certificate of appreciation
CH classification ESSENTIAL SERVICES Red Cross
Production date
1936
Measurements
Certificate: L312 x W247
Envelope: L355 x W151
Media/Materials description
Paper certificate and envelope.
Signature/Marks
Australian Red Cross \ QUEENSLAND DIVISION \ BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE \ Donor's Certificate \ This is to Certify that \ John H. Howard \ is a Member of the Blood Transfusion Service and \ is prepared upon call to give of his blood for \ the benefit of his fellow men \ Walter J. Robertson Chairman \ E. Woolley Hon General Secretary\ Date of Issue 10.1.36 \ Date 6.7.36 28.6.38 8.10.38 26.5.39 29.9.39 \ Record of [inscription lost]
J.H. HOWARD \ Solicitor \ BRISBANE
History and use
This Donor's Certificate was issued to Mr John H Howard (a Brisbane solicitor) in 1936. It records his regular blood donations up to 1939.
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.
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Registration number
H47764

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