World Blood Donor Day 2018 is on June 14th, with the theme ‘Blood Connects us All’. It is an annual event, usually on the same date each year, to thank voluntary blood donors and acknowledge them and encourage blood donation and new donors, especially by representing how blood donations have saved and changed lives. The Day has the slogan ‘Share Life, Give Blood’, referring to the caring and cohesion that giving blood and caring for others involves.
One of the aims of the day is to encourage younger people, who might be a bit nervous or unsure about giving blood, to feel encouraged to sign up and start donating, so that the donor population doesn’t decline but stays strong. It is also to highlight the need to for donations to be regular in order to keep stocks and quality of blood donations high.
WSBB are proud to support the NHSBT Blood Donor Centre and the fantastic work they do making sure we have enough emergency blood.