On World Blood Donor Day 2022 WHO is calling on people all around the globe to give blood in a gesture of solidarity.
- Safe blood is essential for helping people of all ages who suffer from diseases, disasters and accidents. Your donation saves lives and makes our community safe. Thank you!
- Blood is always needed to save lives and treat people. Show your solidarity to the community and contribute with regular blood donations!
- The need for blood is universal, but access to blood for all those who need it is not. Blood shortages are acute in low- and middle-income countries.
- In low- and middle-income countries, women and children are most affected by shortages as they are ones who need blood most.
- To ensure that everyone who needs transfusion has access to safe blood, all countries need voluntary, unpaid blood donors who give blood regularly.
- Giving blood is a life-saving act of solidarity with others. Services providing safe blood and blood products are essential for every health care system.
- Wide participation of the population and regular blood donations ensure that everyone can access blood when they need it.
- All blood donors together provide a precious safeguard for patients and communities.
- An enabling social and cultural atmosphere with strong solidarity facilitates the development of an effective blood donor programme.
- The act of blood donation helps strengthen social ties and build a supportive community.