Governor appeals for more blood donation

Lucy Hill
June 26, 2017

Around the world, June 14 is marked as World Blood Donor Day to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their contribution.

"We thank South African donors for the priceless gift they give freely, generously and with no expectation of reward", said SA National Blood Service marketing manager Silungile Mlambo.

"This blood has helped boost the treatment of millions of people, particularly those on the edge between life and death", said the official. It also builds public awareness of the need for committed, year-round blood donation, in order to maintain adequate supplies and achieve a national self-sufficiency of blood.

As a donor, it is your responsibility to ensure the quality of blood you're donating.

Friends2support.org has given facts about need of blood donation in India.

"We can move away from this rather worrying situation if one percent of Ghana's population commits to donating blood regularly", Mrs Ansah said. Since receiving blood was a priority for Michael, Mark Donnison adds that Canadians can make giving blood a priority for them.

In order to reach out to the donors from different corners of the city, the TIH has launched its first air-conditioned mobile blood donation unit. The channels have created two films for World Blood Donors Day and through these films they are encouraging youngsters to donate blood voluntarily because every second of every day, people all around the world depend on blood donation to survive.

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Wrong. It is one of the simplest processes and does not take more than 30 minutes.

The focus of this year's campaign, What can you do? "Every minute of every day, someone requires blood", Susan Matsumoto of Canadian Blood Services (CBS) said.

"We are not on track for that right now", he said.

Blood transfusion is an essential component of emergency health care.

In the days following the quake, hundreds of volunteers came forward to donate blood in Nepal.

McMahon said that, in the Edmonton area, about 40 per cent of upcoming donation appointments remain unfilled.

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