For sale is a collection of different vintage AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION PINBACKS. One pinback is dated 1920. These pins are believed to date between WWI and WWII. Pins are in very good condition with a functional pin. Each pin measures about 1/2 inch diameter.
In 1881, in Washington DC, Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons founded the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross. During the 1940s, the Red Cross developed the first nationwide civilian blood donation program and is still responsible for more than 40% of the blood products in the U.S.