Today Is World Blood Donor Day

twitter-woman blood donationWith the recent tragic events in Orlando, people have been lining up to donate blood to help the victims of the attack. Today also marks World Blood Donor Day, a yearly campaign from the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness for the importance of donating blood that saves lives in communities all over the world. This year’s theme is “Blood connects us all.”

According to Dr. Ed Kelley, Director of the Department of Service Delivery and Safety at WHO,

“Voluntary blood donors come from all walks of life but they have one thing in common: they put others before themselves — people they don’t even know. Each time they donate blood, they commit an act of selfless heroism.”

Learn more about how blood donation connects us all:

Please join us in celebrating the importance of donating blood, especially in light of the vicious and senseless violence committed over the weekend in Orlando. To find out how you can donate blood, please visit the Red Cross website.

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