Surgeon Dr. Thatcher must donate her blood to Archie before his gall bladder operation in the episode "Archie's Operation".
|Assisting surgeon who ends up giving reluctant Archie a much needed blood transfusion|
|Appeared on:||All in the Family|
|Character played by:||Vinnette Carroll|
Dr. Wynell Thatcher is the surgeon who assisted Dr. Seymour Shapiro, the Bunker family physician, in performing a gall bladder operation on Archie in the episode "Archie's Operation" in season 7 of All in the Family. The part of Dr. Thatcher was played by late veteran stage/film actress Vinnette Carroll.
About Dr. Thatcher
During the "Archie's Operation" episode, Archie must receive a precautionary reserve of donated blood before his gall bladder surgery. As it turns out, Dr. Thatcher, a woman of West Indian descent, is the only available donor with the matching rare blood type (AB-). Archie, predictably, is initially uncomfortable with the prospect of receiving blood from a black woman.