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International Committee of the Red Cross set to accept new symbol

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:654
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has announced that it is intending to change its rules to allow national first aid societies to use a new symbol—that of a “crystal”—in the place of a cross or a crescent if they object to these existing symbols.

    The organisation's decision comes in response to sustained pressure from Israel's national first aid and ambulance organisation, Magen David Adom, which has been campaigning for a change for …

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