Blood Donation Badge of Honor
The Blood Donation Badge of Honor is a German award presented by the German Red Cross and by the Blood donation service of the Bundeswehr for voluntary unpaid blood donations. The badge depicts a cross with a red dot in the center. The awards of 25 or more donations feature a wreath around the cross. The awards of 50 or more donations feature diamonds around the center, the number of donations is shown at the bottom of the laurel wreath. If worn as a bar, a miniature version of the badge is attached to a red ribbon bar. Blood donation service of the German armed forces, For 3,6,10,15,25,40,50,75,100,125,150,175,200,225,250,275 and 300 donations. German Red Cross For 10,25,50,75,100,125,150,175,200,250,275 and 300 donations. Bavarian Red Cross For 3,10,25,50,75,100,125,150,175,200,225,250,275 and 300 donations, the ribbon is an official German medal according to the Law regarding Titles and Decorations. It is usually awarded by the local Red Cross chapter, the mayor, or for military service members the ribbon is awarded by the commanding officer.
Members of the German fire departments, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief, the Blood Transfusion Service of the Bundeswehr awards a lapel pin to those soldiers who make voluntary donations of blood. The ribbon is not permitted to be worn on uniforms of the Bundeswehr
German Sports Badge
The German Sports Badge is a decoration of the German Olympic Sports Federation DOSB, of the Federal Republic of Germany. The German Sports Badge test is carried out primarily in Germany, the German Sports Badge, known as the German National Sports Badge was first created in the year 1913 and is one of the oldest awards of Germany still in active circulation. Between 1914 and 1933, the German Sports Badge was issued for the completion of physical tests by the young male population. As a military award, during the years of the 1920s and prior to 1933. Between 1933 and 1939, the German Sports Badge was overshadowed by an almost identical decoration, even so, the German Sports Badge was still regarded as an important qualification badge, and both the SA Sports Badge and German Sports Badge could both be earned and displayed simultaneously. Sports and fitness were given great emphasis in the day training programs of the SS. Regulations of the Allgemeine-SS required a prospective SS candidate to qualify for both the German Sports Badge and the SA Sports Badge during a probationary period upon joining the SS.
Notable SS recipients of the German Sports Badge include Reinhard Heydrich, Joseph Mengele, Hermann Fegelein, after World War II, the German Sports Badge was continued as a federal decoration in West Germany and continued in this status after the German reunification. Today, the German Sports Badge is a decoration but it can be worn as an official award of the Bundeswehr, as well as law enforcement. The German Sports Badge is a requirement for certain German Police services. The following changes and various changes were in full power by 2013, Basic and advanced levels. Formerly the grades bronze and gold were awarded according to the number of yearly repetitions, since 2013 the grades are determined by the score which is achieved. In each discipline, a score between one and three points can be earned, for instance, Endurance can be substituted with the German rescue swimming badge, triathlon badge, running badge, or pentathlon badge. Agility can be substituted with the German Ju-Jutsu badge, German track and field badge, special awards, German Sports Badge for juveniles Deutsches Sportabzeichen für Kinder und Jugendliche German Sports Badge with special requirements for handicapped persons.
Prospective judges have to certain requirements in order to obtain judging qualifications and licence. Have completed a German Sports Badge, previous experience of assisting a judge for the German Sports Badge. Licensed sports coach or completion of judging class, a license for a judge is valid for a period of four years. The licence can be obtained from DOSB only via German sports club. German school physical education instructors and Bundeswehr instructors underlie different requirements, German citizenship for a judge is not required, the judge has to be holding the tests for a German sports association, a German school or the German military
Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany is the only federal decoration of Germany. It was created by the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Theodor Heuss, on 7 September 1951, and has been awarded to over 200,000 individuals in total, both Germans and foreigners. Since the 1990s the number of awards has declined from over 4,000, first to around 2, 300—2,500 per year. In recent years women have made up a steady 30—31% of recipients, the decorations of the different classes of the Order are known as the Federal Cross of Merit. Most of the German federal states have each their own order of merit as well, with the exception of the Free and Hanseatic Cities of Bremen and Hamburg, the order was established on 7 September 1951 by the decree of the Federal President Theodor Heuss. It is awarded to him in a ceremony by the President of the Bundestag, attended by the Chancellor of Germany, the President of the Bundesrat, other than the German president, only a foreign head of state and their spouse can be awarded with this highest class.
This Grand-Cross Special Issue has been awarded so far only twice, to former German chancellors Konrad Adenauer, the star is a golden star with straight rays, its size and points vary according to class, with the badge superimposed upon it. 8-pointed golden Star, Grand Cross Special Class 6-pointed golden Star, Grand Cross 1st Class 4-pointed golden Star, Grand Cross 2nd Class silver Square-upon-point, the riband is red with gold-black-gold stripes