Celebrate World Blood Donor Day by Giving Blood

June 14, 2011 is World Blood Donor Day – a day set aside to celebrate those who donate blood to help save lives without expecting anything in return. It is also a day to raise awareness about how a safe and stable supply of blood products is vital for hospitals and patients.

This year, World Blood Donor Day is focused on the need for more people all over the world to help save lives by volunteering to donate blood regularly. The slogan “More blood. More life.” was chosen to reinforce the important contribution that people everywhere can make by donating blood.

The American Red Cross reminds people that a safe and secure supply of blood products are universal necessities. Blood can be used for trauma victims, surgery and transplant patients, premature babies, when there are complications during childbirth, and for patients receiving treatment for cancer or other diseases.  For more information about World Blood Donor Day, visit wbdd.org.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

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