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March 6, 1943

Current Comment

JAMA. 1943;121(10):764-765. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840100050016

THE RED CROSS CAMPAIGN  The Red Cross has just begun a national appeal for a special fund of $125,000,000 to take care of the unprecedented war demands on the organization. The Red Cross supplies the armed forces throughout the world with many comforts and needs not covered by regular military issue. In areas retaken from the enemy, the Red Cross must be and is prepared to supply food, clothing, medicines and other necessities to large numbers of persons, many of whom may be in a starving or otherwise desperate condition. This organization has taken over the procurement of blood for the preparation of plasma for the armed forces as well as for possible civilian disaster. All the material and personnel for these services and others as well must be ready in advance and available when needed. Physicians, more than any others perhaps, are fully aware of the vast humanitarian service