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Harry's in a Hurry

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459 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Emphasizes the need for blood donations from the public to ensure a blood supply capable of meeting the medical needs of the community. The film employs the fictional character of Harry, a young urban worker too busy to donate blood. Stresses that despite 'an age of science and communication, of speed and change' people are the source of life-saving blood and encourages viewers to become donors. Provides the example of a baby near San Francisco soon to be delivered by a mother with a rare blood type. The Red Cross files located donors with the same type north of Edmonton. A doctor collected the blood, an R.C.A.F. jet flew it to California and 'the child lived, the fore-runner of many similar cases since that time. A striking example of the scope and importance of the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service'. The film concludes with Harry hurrying into an accident - being hit by a car and lying bleeding in the street."