Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service: Newspaper clippings

This is a collection of newspaper clippings concerning the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service in Papua New Guinea in the period 1962 to 1971. They were collected by the first Director of the PNG Blood Transfusion service, Dr Peter Booth.

The blood doctor’s mission, London Daily Mirror, 12 September 1962
New P.M. blood centre, South Pacific Post, 19 October 1962
Sista i-kisim 60 beg blut, Nu Gini Toktok, 1 November 1962
Doctor thinks he “might be useful”, South Pacific Post, 2 November 1962
Thoracic team finishes work, New Guinea Times Courier, 7 November 1962
Hao mas bek blut? Nu Gini TokTok, 8 November 1962
Ol man kisim blut, Nu Gini Toktok, 15 November 1962
Rise in blood donors, South Pacific Post, 4 December 1962
For Red Cross work, South Pacific Post, 12 March 1963
Blood donors from schools, South Pacific Post, 26 March 1963
Comfort for donors, South Pacific Post, 5 April 1963
Extra blood needs, South Pacific Post, 16 April 1963
The gallant Red Cross, South Pacific Post editorial, 16 April 1963. The exclamation marks are because, at the time, there were blood banks only in Port Moresby, Lae and Rabaul.
The everlasting search for blood, South Pacific Post, 26 April 1963
Skulboi givim blut long Lae, Nu Gini Toktok, 22 August 1963
Blood Transfusion Service now in Goroka, Goroka District Newsletter, 31 June 1963
Willing blood donors, South Pacific Post, 23 August 1963
Borrowed blood, South Pacific Post, 20 September 1963
Ball fully booked, South Pacific Post advertisement, 15 May 1964
Red Cross VIP’s at Popondetta, South Pacific Post, September 1964
Red Cross awards, South Pacific Post, 8 September 1964
Urgency note on P.N.G. Red Cross, South Pacific Post, 11 September 1964
Research is praised, South Pacific Post, May 1965
Blood Ball gay night, South Pacific Post, May 1965
Apex to plant memory garden, Unattributed but probably from New Guinea Times Courier, 1965
Invitation to MBE Investiture in Rabaul, 14 July 1965
Blood donors’, South Pacific Post, 20 August 1965
Blood bank, South Pacific Post, 27 August 1965
Unusual results in blood study, South Pacific Post, 22 September 1965
Blood donors honoured, 13 October 1965
A gift of a bus, New Guinea Times Courier, 8 January 1966
New man for Wewak, New Guinea Times Courier, 8 January 1966
Blood bank for Madang, South Pacific Post, 9 February 1966
New blood laboratory, South Pacific Post, 14 February 1966
Papuan blood bank efficient, Brisbane Courier-Mail, 29 March 1966
Growing need for blood transfusions, South Pacific Post, 2 May 1966
Graduating with a pint of blood, South Pacific Post, 1 June 1966
10,000 donate to Red Cross, New Guinea Times Courier, 28 July 1966
Photograph, no headline, New Guinea Times Courier, 28 January 1967
Blood flows freely, South Pacific Post, 25 August 1967
Bleak future for Territory health, South Pacific Post, 10 November 1967
The Drum, South Pacific Post, 10 November 1967
Bid for blood, New Guinea Times Courier, 24 February 1968
Blood visit, South Pacific Post, May 1968
Australia leads, South Pacific Post, 1 May 1968
Housewife sets a record, South Pacific Post, 10 May 1968
Wewak people donate blood, South Pacific Post, 31 May 1968
Rare blood rushed to sick man, South Pacific Post, 22 July 1968
Change of blood, South Pacific Post, 6 September 1968
Out to save lives, New Guinea Times Courier, 21 September 1968
“Desperate” for blood, New Guinea Post Courier, 14 September 1970
Rare blood rushed in, South Pacific Post, July 1971
New test machine for Blood Bank, South Pacific Post, July 1971

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