World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

Today is June 14th and that means it is World Blood Donor Day. A day meant to shine the spotlight on the important role blood donors hold in our community and around the world.

This year’s theme is Blood Connects Us All. A poignant message that holds true significance in the wake of the tragic mass shootings in Orlando, Florida.  

We witnessed an unprecedented number of blood donors show their support by giving the gift of life in the hours and days following the tragedy. Your immediate action to donate helped replenish the blood supply and ensure blood is available for patients in need. Thank you. Those of you who gave in the days prior to the shooting ensured blood was available for the victims on that unimaginable night. Thank you, it is regular, dedicated donors like you who keep the blood supply available.

If you are eligible to donate blood we encourage you to please visit one of our donor centers or Big Red Bus® and share your power to save lives. It only takes a little of your time and you will literally be giving someone else a second chance at life. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turnaround is that fast, the need is constant.


Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org. All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening, plus a surprise gift.

One of three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.

 

How You Can Help

Blood Donor Basics

Blood Donor Basics

Your health is important to us, and we want to help you maintain it.

Blood Donation FAQs

Hosting a Blood Drive

Your help as our community partner is essential to the blood supply.

Donation Methods

Donation Methods

Let your blood type lead the way to donate your powerful lifesaving gift.

Donation Methods

Share Your Story

Help your community understand the impact blood donation has.