A commemorative postage stamp to mark the International Red Cross Blood Donations Year 1974 :

Brotherly Love Blood Campaign (Give Blood, Save Life) : League of Red Cross SocietiesIssued by Japan

Issued on Jul 1, 1974

Issued for : A special postage stamp was issued to mark the Year of World Red Cross Blood Donation. That year, the League of Red Cross Societies had the theme “Give Blood……Save Life” as an appeal to all the countries to promote the blood donation. In Japan, the “Brotherly Love Blood Campaign” has been an annual affair since 1962.

Design : A bottle for collecting blood, the globe and pigeons with Roman letters showing the proportion of Japanese blood types.

Designer : Mr. Minoru Hisano

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 Yen

Printing Process : Photogravure