Friday, March 1, 2019

Czech Red Cross

Last month the Czech Red Cross celebrated its 100th year.  Well at least 100 years since the founding of its predecessor.

PhDr. Alice Masaryková, the daughter of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia, founded and chaired the Czechoslovak Red Cross (ČSČK) on 6 February 1919.

Following the Velvet Divorce, the Český Červený Kříž, the Czech Red Cross, was established on 5 June 1993.

The Czech Red Cross (ČČK) is based in Prague.  Like other branches of the International Red Cross, the Czech Red Cross provides emergency response, humanitarian aid, and coordinates blood donation.

The Czech Red Cross awards the Janský medal for multiple blood donations.  I believe that if you donate blood in Czechland then you can deduct 2000 Kč per donation from your tax base.

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