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Old 11-23-2019, 05:31 AM   #46
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Here's a little postscript to posts # 20 and 24:

I had mentioned that a gold grade honor clasp for for 20 blood donations was introduced in 1975 and that the system was revised in 1979; the gold grade clasp now being for 40 blood donations, with newly-introduced clasps in bronze for 20 and silver for 30 donations. I have just acquired an example of the 1975 - 1979 gold clasp for 20 donations:
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:31 AM   #47
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Although the actual design of the award was not changed with the 1979 revision, it is still possible to tell apart the 1975 - 1979 gold clasp for 20 donations from the 1979 - 1990 gold clasp for 40 donations by three differences: The suspension for the pendant was different between the two models, the first model only came in enamelled versions (opaque and translucent) while the second model was only made in a polyester-coated and later a painted version and the first model was very slightly smaller (29 x 19.5 mm vs. 29.5 x 20 mm for the pendant and 9 x 19 mm vs. 12 x 19.5 mm for the clasp). A direct comparison:
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Old 11-24-2019, 04:27 AM   #48
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This is a interesting update, and did not know these badges existed.
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