On World Blood Donor day, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights the need for blood donation (especially in developing countries) and honors the millions of people who donate blood every year. This annual event focuses on motivating people to become blood donors and demonstrates how health systems have worked to make blood donation safe and transfusions more accessible.
The theme for this year’s World Blood Donor Day is: “More blood: More life,” a theme that reinforces the need for people around the globe to donate life-saving blood.
A few facts
According to the World Blood Donor day site:
annual blood donations worldwide
1% of the population
needed to meet a country’s basic blood requirements
get 100% of their blood supply from unpaid donors
Take a moment and consider whether you can give blood this week. You never know, it could save your life.