Brochure - Blood donation, let's talk about it! (2014)
How to save a life - Blood donation, Let's talk about it!
Every second of every day, someone in the world needs blood.
For many years, the Council of Europe has been supporting World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), which is a worldwide event organised to honour and give thanks to those people who give the gift of life through blood donation. This yearly celebration also aims to create awareness of the need for safe blood for transfusion and to highlight the importance of blood donation, whilst giving thanks to current donors.
On 14 June each year, this global event is organised through the collaboration of organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Federation of Blood Donor Organisations (IFBDO) and the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT).