World Blood Donor Day 2016

Blood Donor Day

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day. Each year the World Health Organization (WHO) organizes a special day to recognize all of those who have saved a life by donating blood. The recipients of these donations are all so thankful as is WHO. The 2016 theme is “Blood Connects Us All.” No matter who you are, what you look like, or where you live we all have blood coursing through our veins. This life saving blood can easily be donated and shared with those who desperately need it. Blood transfusions save millions of lives each year. This blood helps to make necessary surgeries possible, provide maternal and child care, as well as save the lives of many in the event of a natural disaster. If you do not currently donate blood regularly WHO and the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership strongly suggest you give it a try. Donation stations travel across the country and finding a blood drive can be as easy as making a phone call. To learn more about how to donate or where to donate visit the links below.

http://www.redcross.org/give-blood

https://www.bloodhero.com/

For more information about World Blood Donor Day please visit the link below. Remember to “Share Life, Give Blood” and you can help improve the world you live in!

http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2016/campaign-essentials/en/

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