On World Blood Donor Day 2022 WHO is calling on people all around the globe to give blood in a gesture of solidarity.

Key Messages

  • 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.


WBDD as shared by the ISBT Community

WBDD 2022 Argentina


WBDD 2022 Bolivia


WBDD 2022 Brazil


WBDD 2022 Colombia


WBDD 2022 Denmark


WBDD 2022 Eastern Mediterranean Region


WBDD 2022 Mexico


WBDD 2022 Netherlands


WBDD 2022 Peru


WBDD 2022 Sri Lanka


WBDD 2022 Uruguay


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