Red Cross Pleads For More Blood Donors

Posted June 26, 2017

World Blood Donor Day commemorates the birthday of Austrian biologist-physician Karl Landsteiner on June 14, 1868.

Aigboje Ikhuoria reports that some residents in Benin City donated blood as part of the commemoration of the day. The event serves to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. "And people should come forward to donate blood, as it is component that saves life", he said.

Simply put, without adequate blood supplies, people would die. "Thank You Dear Blood Donors" he stated.

So, in partnership with America's Blood Centers and American Red Cross, Nexcare Bandages is honoring the importance of donating blood on World Blood Donor Day through its ninth annual Nexcare Give Program.

Calgary's about to get another blood clinic during a period of "critical need" for the national donation collection agency.

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The 57-year-old policeman has been giving blood since he was 18. The event highlighted the health benefit of blood donation and also celebrated individuals and corporate organizations that have demonstrated passion and commitment to the cause. The unavailability of blood has led to deaths and many patients suffering from ill-health.

You can donate anywhere between three and 24 times per year, depending on your type of donation and whether you are eligible to donate, according to LifeSource.

As per the sources, ample time was given to the blood banks keeping in view their role in saving the precious human lives to fill up the gaps.

Despite the sale of blood being illegal and getting money for donations as well, there are agents that can arrange for everything, for a few thousand rupees. "Give Blood, Give Now, Give Often". The blood that we donate is also stored at the blood bank after their usage and used in future when needed.

Across Canada, Canadian Blood Services must collect 16,000 units of blood every week. Blood is tested for 13 infectious disease like HIV, West Nile Virus, hepatitis B and C and Syphilis.