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June 13, 2016
World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2016

On 14 June, countries worldwide celebrate World Blood Donor Day

All over the world, there is an urgent need for more people to become lifesavers by volunteering to donate blood regularly. This year, the theme of World Blood Donor Day is “Blood connects us all”, highlighting the common bond that all people share in their blood. The slogan, “Share life, give blood”, draws attention to the role that voluntary donation systems play in encouraging people to care for one another and promoting community cohesion.

“Although we have many external differences, the same vital blood pumps through all our veins,” said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “Voluntary, unpaid blood donation is the act of giving life – the greatest gift any person can give or receive.”

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