John Libbey Eurotext



Transfusion and Blood Donation on the Screen Volume 17, issue 6, Novembre-Décembre 2011


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Établissement français du sang Bretagne, Rennes, France, Département d’études des agents transmissibles par le sang, Institut national de la transfusion sanguine, 6 rue Alexandre-Cabanel, 75015 Paris, Laboratoire d’hématologie, CHU d’Amiens, place Victor-Pauchet, 80054 Amiens
  • Key words: blood donation, blood transfusion, movies
  • DOI : 10.1684/hma.2011.0660
  • Page(s) : 402-9
  • Published in: 2011

The purpose of this paper is to study, through films from different countries and from different epochs which show transfusion or blood donation, the impression which has been given to the public in the course of the 20 th century and its sociological impact. With these two components, the act of donation and the act of transfusion, the relatively short history of blood transfusion is distinguished by upheavals in both the medical and the socio-political fields of the past century.