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Title:ARMY TRANSFUSION UNIT AT WORK AT SINTHE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:JFU 44
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: 32nd Army (Blood) Transfusion Unit work at a forward airfield at Sinthe to save the lives of soldiers from IV Corps wounded in action.
Description: Blood donated in Calcutta (India) is flown, contained in specially made ice boxes, to the Transfusion Unit. Dried blood plasma is also flown in. A Stinson L-5 Sentinel taxis and stops. A patient is taken from the plane on a stretcher. The patient is taken from an ambulance. A medical officer removes a bottle of blood from one of the ice boxes and takes it to a medical tent. Two medics prepare the bottle for the transfusion by attaching the drip and rubber tubes. Another L-5 Sentinel taxis around the airfield. A patient is lifted into an ambulance on a stretcher and the ambulance drives away. A sign reads 'No. 32 Field Transfusion Unit'. A bottle is set up hanging upside down with tubes hanging down. A bottle of blood is taken from an ice box. Needles are inserted into a patient's arm. An ice box is taken from a C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) and put into a lorry. A needle is inserted into a patient's arm. A C-47 taxis to a halt on the airstrip.
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