Every year countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event that 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.
Blood donation saves millions of lives annually and helps with the recovery and health of patients who have illnesses or injuries, complex operations or childbirth problems. Blood stocks are also essential in natural and man-made disasters. Some blood types are rare, so promoting the need for rare donor types is also part of this event.
Most people are able to give blood, but only 1 in 25 people actually do.
Many countries still have a shortage of donors, and thus World Blood Donor Day is vital to these countries to raise awareness of blood donation and thus increase supply in order to save as many lives as possible.
You can donate blood if you:
are fit and healthy
weigh at least 50kg
are 17-66 years old (or 70 if you've given blood before)
are over 70 and have given blood in the last 2 years
Sources: who.int, nhs.uk, awarenessdays.com
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