EVERY year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.
On World Blood Donor Day next week, East Coast Radio’s Drive Time Show will broadcasting from the Musgrave Blood Donor Centre from 3pm until 6pm and the Donor Centre will be open from 9am to 6pm.
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The theme of this year’s campaign is blood donation as an action of solidarity. It highlights the fundamental human values of altruism, respect, empathy and kindness which underline and sustain voluntary unpaid blood donation systems.
“We have adopted the slogan ‘Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life’ to draw attention to the roles that voluntary donation systems play in encouraging people to care for one another and generate social ties and a united community,” said Mohamed Goolam from Musgrave Blood Donor Clinic.
Prospective and regular blood donors are encouraged to go along and give blood on the day and meet the team from East Coast Radio.
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