Woman in a purple top stood outside in a courtyard
June 2021

World blood donor day

Community events
Monday 14th June, 2021 - 16:14

About this event

World Blood Donor Day

The event was organised for the first time in 2005, by a joint initiative of World Health Organisation, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. 

Transfusion of blood and blood products helps and save millions of lives every year. It can help patients who suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. It also has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and perinatal care.   

Contact details

For more information visit the World Health Organization: