World Blood Donor Day takes place on 14 June each year. The Day was created to a) raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusionñ b) highlight the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systemsñ, and c) support national blood transfusion services, blood donor organizations, and other non-governmental organizations in strengthening and expanding their voluntary blood donor programs by reinforcing national and local campaigns.
The day also provides an opportunity to call to action governments and national health authorities to provide adequate resources to increase the collection of blood from voluntary, unpaid blood donors and to manage access to blood and the transfusion of those who require it.
To ensure that everyone who needs transfusion has access to safe blood, all countries need voluntary, unpaid blood donors who give blood regularly. An effective blood donor program, characterized by the broad and active participation of the population, is crucial in meeting the need for blood transfusion during peacetime as well as during emergencies or disasters when there is a surge in demand for blood or when the regular operation of blood services is affected.
While an enabling social and cultural atmosphere with strong solidarity facilitates the development of an effective blood donor program, it is also widely acknowledged that the act of blood donation contributes to generating social ties and building a united community.
HOST FOR WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 2022 EVENTS
Mexico will host World Blood Donor Day 2022 through its National Blood Centre. The global event will be held in Mexico City on 14 June 2022.