Red Cross wants its symbol out of videogames

The British Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross have both indicated that they would like the "improper and illegal" use of the Red Cross emblem in video games to stop. According to an article from and a letter published on, requests have gone out from both organizations for video game makers to stop using the symbol (a red cross on a white background) to signify medical kits and general health and instead to help the organization by promoting the use of the symbol as a sign of protection during war.