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Elongated pentagonal lapel badge with white background and central red drop of blood lined in gold. Gold Arabic script and the numbers 2039 are above and below the blood drop.
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil red cross
L32 x W23 x H5 mm
Media/Materials description
[Arabic script] \ 2039 \ [Arabic script]
History and use
The International Red Cross maintains a tradition of rewarding blood donors with such things as stickers, certificates, badges, key rings and tie pins. For some people who choose to make regular donations over a long period of time, these rewards become collectible mementos of their years of service. The Queensland Museum’s Red Cross collection includes examples of these keepsakes from Australia and around the world. This lapel badge features an inscription in Arabic.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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