World Blood Donors Day
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World Blood Donors Day

World Blood Donor Day, is celebrated on the 14th of June every year.  This day serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. A slogan/theme is selected every year which will focus on the value of donating blood to the patient, not only in saving a life but also in helping people live longer and more productive lives.
 
This year slogan "Give blood and keep the world-beating​" highlights the contribution blood donors make to keep the world pulsating by saving lives.  

The commemoration of World Blood Donor Day 2021 in Malta will take place by lighting a number of structures, buildings and monuments with red lights. The three Presidential Palaces​ are lit for the occasion. The scope of lighting these buildings in red are:
🔴 To publicly thank and show appreciation to the thousands of blood donors who give blood on a voluntary and non remunerated basis. Thanks to them, the National Health Services in Malta and Gozo continued without interruption, even during the pandemic. If this was not the case, patients would have suffered or come to a point of losing their life;
🔴 To encourage existing donors to continue giving blood on a regular basis; and
🔴 To create more awareness for the constant need for blood donations and encourage healthy people, particularly the youths, to come forward and start giving blood.
💓 Give blood & keep the world 🌍 beating
 
More information about this day can be obtained from the World Health Organization website​.

View Blood Donation Mobile Unit Schedule.

Visit the National Blood Transfusion Service Facebook Page.