World Blood Donor Day
Every year countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves 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.
Why is World Blood Donor Day important
The event serves 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
How to observe World Blood Donor Day
A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quantity is a key component of an effective health system. The global theme of World Blood Donor Day changes each year in recognition of the selfless individuals who donate their blood for people unknown to them.
Patients with hemoglobinopathies particularly sickle cell disease and hematologic malignancies depend on blood transfusion as part of their course of treatment, and these categories of patients consume a major part of blood supplies
In order to celebrate today effectively, here is a list of resources you can use to make the day special – or to plan ahead
- UN and other international NGO
- Non-Profits website for the observance