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American Red Cross [American Red Cross, Statement of Policy Regarding Negro Blood Donors]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09745.01 Author/Creator: American Red Cross Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Printed document Date: 21 January 1942 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 27.2 x 21.7 cm.

One document issued by the American Red Cross, dated January 21, 1942. Document is a Statement of Policy Regarding Negro Blood Donors. Outlines a new policy issued by the Chairman of the American Red Cross and the Surgeons General of the Army and the Navy and approved by the Secretaries of War and of the Navy. Facilities are now "prepared here-after to accept blood donations from colored as well as white persons." The blood will be "processed seperately so that those receiving transfusions may be given plasma from blood of their own race."

Charles U. Coggin, Jr. was the Assistant National Director of the Blood Donor Service for the American Red Cross.

Mr. J. Harold Ennis was a Home Service Chairman for the Local Red Cross Chapter at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Mr. Ennis was also a Professor of Sociology at Cornell College.

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