World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

You could save a life — World Blood Donor Day

On June 14, the World Health Organization will celebrate World Blood Donor Day.

The need for safe blood is universal and critical both for treatments and urgent interventions. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. Blood is also vital for treating the wounded during emergencies of all kinds and has an essential, life-saving role in maternal/neonatal care.

Through the campaign, the WHO asks people across the globe to become life-savers by volunteering to donate blood regularly.

You can donate blood and learn about eligibility requirements through the American Red Cross or by calling your local Health Department for information about local and state blood banks.

Sources: American Red Cross