World Blood Donor Day 2023

We are excited to participate in the World Blood Donor Day 2023 campaign from June 1-14, 2023! We invite you to join us in making a (life-saving) difference by sharing this important message and donating blood if you can.

To participate, you can help by sharing the materials prepared by ISBT and the World Health Organization on social media. You can find these materials in the toolkit below or share the posts from our social accounts. If you are not an ISBT follower, you can find us here: LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Don't forget to use our official hashtags #ISBTWBDD2023 and #ISBTClinical when posting. 

Participating in this campaign is crucial because every single blood or plasma donation is a precious life-saving gift. Regular voluntary unpaid donations are vital for building a safe and sustainable blood supply, benefiting patients with conditions such as sickle-cell anaemia, thalassemia, haemophilia, and immune deficiencies. By participating, you contribute to improving access to safe blood and blood products, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

We want to express our sincere gratitude to all those who participate by sharing the message and donating blood. Your support and generosity play a significant role in saving lives and ensuring a secure blood supply for those in need.

Let's all unite under the slogan for this year's campaign: "Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often." Together, we can make a difference and achieve universal access to safe blood transfusion.

Key messages 2023 campaign

Key messages of the 2023 campaign:

  • The need for blood is universal, but access to blood is not. Blood shortages are acute in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Regular blood donations are needed all over the world to ensure individuals and communities have access to safe and quality-assured blood and blood products.
  • Every single blood or plasma donation is a precious lifesaving gift; regular donation is the key to building a safe and sustainable supply.
  • Wide participation of the population in regular blood and plasma donations ensure that everyone can access blood and plasma proteins when they need it.
  • All blood and plasma donors together provide a precious safeguard for patients and communities.
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of blood and plasma donors is critical; it helps build commitment to regular donations.
  • Special thanks to blood and plasma donors on behalf of people who requires life-long transfusion or plasma protein therapies.  We live because you give. Thank you!
  • Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often.

Objectives 2023 campaign

The objectives of this year’s campaign are to: 

  • Celebrate and thank individuals who donate blood and encourage more people to become new donors as well.
  • Encourage people in good health to donate blood regularly to transform the quality of life for transfusion dependent patients and help to build a secure blood supply in all countries in the world.
  • Focus attention on donor health and the quality of donor care as critical factors in building donor commitment and a willingness to donate regularly.
  • Highlight the critical roles of regular voluntary unpaid blood and plasma donations in achieving universal access to safe blood products for all populations.
  • Mobilize support at national, regional and global levels among governments and development partners to invest in, strengthen and sustain national blood programmes.

World Health Organization Announcement


The latest information and announcements from the World Health Organization on World Blood Donor Day can be found here.


Toolkit World Blood Donor Day 2023

All materials in the toolkits can be shared by everyone. Please remember to use our official World Blood Donor Day Hashtags when sharing: #ISBTWBDD2023 and #ISBTClinical.

Instagram Stories

Save These visuals and use them in your Instagram story. Don't forget to tag us in your stories using @isbtinternational

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LinkedIn Banners WBDD 2023

Choose the banner you like best and add it to your LinkedIn profile! 

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Social Posts: Blood Donation

What is the goal of World Blood Donor Day?

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Blood donation types:



Infographic: reasons to donate blood

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What are common types of blood donation?

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Social Posts: Plasma Donation

Tips before and after blood or plasma donation: 

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Plasma donation explained:

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World Health Organization Materials

As soon as the materials prepared by the World Health Organisation are available you will find these here.