Give the gift of life: donate blood
14 May 2013 -- World Blood Donor Day, celebrated on 14 June every year, 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. With the slogan "Give the gift of life: donate blood", this year’s campaign, the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day, will focus on the value of donated blood to the patient, not only in saving life, but also in helping people live longer and more productive lives.
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Source of blood supplies
62 countriescollect 100% of blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors.Fact sheet on blood donation
2020is the target year for all countries to obtain 100% of blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors.Melbourne declaration