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World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

Every year, on June 14th, the world comes together to observe World Blood Donor Day. This significant day highlights the crucial role that voluntary blood donors play in saving lives and enhancing health worldwide. It’s a day to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank those selfless individuals who roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life. In this blog, our Senior Recruitment Officer, Amy, speaks about her experience with blood donation.

When I was younger I used to go to blood donation centres with my dad, I have fond memories of getting a sticker saying “my dad gave blood today” and some biscuits. I have reflected on how my dad role modeled doing something for other people and how this impacted me on wanting to do the same. My mum also required a blood transfusion and so I have seen the positive outcome of this service.

I recently gave blood and found it to be a smooth experience. It was easy to book an appointment online and the team were friendly, organised and very reassuring in regard to my health before, during and afterwards. I was provided with lots of helpful information and staff were available at all points of the appointment. The whole process only took around 1 hour and the potential to save someone’s life far outweighed the slight discomfort felt for such a short period of time.

Get involved this Blood Donation Day, schedule an appointment at your local blood bank. Partner with local organizations to host a blood drive in your community. Use social media to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation. Remember, every drop counts. Donate blood and make a difference today. Together, we can inspire others to save lives and make a lasting impact.

Written By- Amy Warden (Senior Recruitment Officer)