RED CROSS BLOOD PROGRAM
The American Red Cross has sent to the American Medical Association its interpretation of its action of the House of Delegates June 23, 1948 regarding American Red Cross Blood Program. The statement which follows has been referred to the special committee established to confer with the American Red Cross on this subject:The House of Delegates approved the recommendation of its reference committee that there be no change in the "approval in principle" of the National Blood Program of the American Red Cross. The referencce committee expressed its opinion as to how "approval in principle" be construed. The American Red Cross is in substantial agreement with that opinion and with reference thereto makes the following specific observations.It was the opinion of the reference committee that "local control must be by the county medical society." This is in accordance with existing Red Cross policy.