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Give blood, in solidarity

Team BL | Updated on: Jun 12, 2022
Transfusion of safe blood and blood products is a critical aspect of healthcare (file image)

Transfusion of safe blood and blood products is a critical aspect of healthcare (file image) | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar 5331

Blood donors join hands to meet a universal healthcare need

Give blood in a gesture of solidarity — that’s the theme for this year’s World Blood Donor Day (June 14).

Safe blood and blood products and their transfusion are a critical aspect of care and public health. They are key in treating people suffering from a range of diseases and as a result of accidents, natural disasters and armed conflict. The need for blood is universal, but access to it is limited — especially in low- and middle-income countries, where shortages particularly impact women and children, as they tend to need blood the most.

Published on June 12, 2022
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