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  • 318163 pregnant women screened under Antenatal Screening till March 2017
    and 873 Prenatal Diagnosis done in case of both husband and wife are Minor.
    We have been able to prevent birth of 223 Thalassemia Major children.

  • Dr. Madhuben R. Naik
    is awarded as
    "Best Social Award"
    By National Thalassemia Welfare Society(NTWS)
    in 7th National Thalassemia Conference
    held at AIIMS, New Delhi
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    On Celebrating World Thalassemia Day
    Indian Red Cross Society,Gujarat State Branch
    published Book on
    Under Prevention, Research & Control Programme
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  • Starting
    Pre Natal Diagnosis Lab

    Approved by:
    National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories

  • Starting
    Pre Natal Diagnosis Lab

    This approval is granted first of its kind in India for a Voluntary non professional huminitation service provider organization.

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Junior Red Cross/ Red Cross

Junior and Youth Red Cross is a lifeline of the Red Cross. The Junior Red Cross and Youth Red Cross is the Student’s Wing of the Red Cross. It is a group movement organized within schools and Colleges.

Origin of the Junior Red Cross:

The Junior Red Cross wing emerged out of mainly three incidents :–

  • During the heavy floods in the state of Ohio in America, six children pooled up some money and sent it to Mrs. Clara Burton, founder of the American Red Cross. This money was given to a poor widow, a victim of the floods with more contribution. This old lady build a home and named it “Little Six Red Cross Landings”, as a mark of gratitude to these children.
  • During the Boer War (1899-1902) the youth in Canada formed a group, collected money and sent to the Red Cross as their contribution.
  • In the province of Quebee in Canada in the year 1914 children participated by making bandages and dressings for the wounded soldiers of war. By 1915 the Junior Red Cross Movement spread towards Europe with a bigger swing.

America made the largest contribution by organizing school children for the Red Cross activities. Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi, also served as a Red Cross Volunteer during his stay in South Africa.

Junior Red Cross in India:
Junior Red Cross wing was first organized in 1926 in Punjab. Today there are more than 6 million Junior Red Cross members in India.


The Junior Red Cross is a school student’s group (upto 12std or under 17 yrs of age). It is a group movement organized within the school. The teacher is the recognized leader and is known as the Counselor and the pupils are known as members of Junior Red Cross groups. The Junior Red Cross is organized for the purpose of inculcating in the children of its country the ideals of peace and service, to care for their own health and that of others, to understand and accept civic and human responsibilities, to cultivate, and maintain a spirit of friendly helpfulness among children in and across the globe, to disseminate the Red Cross messages with a selfless motive.


The aims of the Junior Red Cross may be summarized briefly as:

  • The promotion of health of others and that of own,
  • Service to the sick and suffering,
  • International friendliness and,
  • Dissemination of the Red Cross Movement, its role and activities.

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