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World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

On the 14th of June every year, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated. It is a day to give thanks to voluntary, unpaid blood donors for saving many lives by donating their blood. It is a day to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donation to ensure the quality, safety, and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.

The focus of this year’s campaign:

The slogan this year is “Be there for someone else. Give Blood. Share life”. It is to try to encourage, to care for one another and create a community which helps. According to the World Health Organisation, “The campaign aims to highlight stories of people whose lives have been saved through blood donation, as a way of motivating regular blood donors to continue giving blood, and to motivate people in good health who have never given blood to begin doing so, particularly young people.”

How to get involved:

Find the nearest blood donation center and donate blood.

Spread the word, whether it be by word of mouth or social media.

Commit to becoming a regular blood donor by donating Every 8-12 weeks.

Get Gap Cover to cover the shortfall between what service providers charge and what your medical aid scheme will cover for in-hospital expenses here at Total Risk Administrators.

References:
World Blood Donor Day 2023
World Blood Donor Day
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