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14th June: World Blood Donor Day


Every year countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

Safe blood and blood products and their transfusion are crucial for public health. The need for blood is universal but access to it is limited, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Shortages in those countries particularly impact women and children, who tend to need blood most.

Regular, voluntary blood donation is a simple but selfless step that everyone can take to strengthen communities, support local health systems and save lives. This year marks the 20th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day- an excellent and timely opportunity to thank blood donors worldwide for their life-saving donations over the years and to honour the profound impact of giving blood on both patients and donors.

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