World Blood Donor Day takes place every year on June 14. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and also to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure that all individuals and communities have access to affordable and timely supplies of safe and quality-assured blood and blood products, as an integral part of universal health coverage and a key component of effective health systems.
The campaign theme for this year’s World Blood Donor Day is “Safe blood saves lives” with the slogan “Give blood and make the world a healthier place”. The idea is to focus on the contribution an individual giver can make to improve health for others in the community. Blood donations are needed all over the world to ensure individuals and communities have access to safe and quality-assured blood and blood products in both normal and emergency situations. Through the campaign, we call on more people all over the world to become life-savers by volunteering to donate blood regularly.
The Foundation’s charity donor project “Give Blood to Save Lives” has been working for a long time to help victims of road accidents who urgently need a transfusion of blood and its components. Twice a year, we organize charitable donations throughout Ukraine to replenish blood bank stocks. This is part of our mission. We would like to take this opportunity to express our special gratitude to the regular donors of the project: employees of the Patrol Police of Ukraine, the State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety, the Judicial Protection Service of Ukraine, volunteers who respond to requests for assistance. Unfortunately, such appeals are not uncommon, and the need to increase the number of healthy donors is still relevant. Every day, as a result of serious injuries during road accidents, someone urgently needs blood or its components. Therefore, the Foundation fully supports the manifestations of donor assistance and encourages to join the project.
In support of the international community, the Foundation proposes the development of a donor movement, consciously responsible and voluntary expression of blood donation. After all, every drop of blood is the price of human life.