World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on June 14, worldwide. It is jointly coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) among other partners like the Red Cross, who join together in a global event to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and the importance of regular voluntary blood donation. In 2011, the theme for World Blood Donor Day is “More Blood. More Life“. This theme reinforces the urgent need for more people all over the world to become life-savers by volunteering to donate blood regularly.
Of course Lebanon was no stranger to this international event, where citizens were urged to donate blood realizing the importance of regular donation, which helps save millions of lives. The non profit organization, Donner Sang Compter, DSC, founded in 2007, (give without getting in return), works by connecting donors to medical centers. The response was high.
To celebrate the Blood Donor Day, DSC, organized a big awareness event in St Joseph school in Qornet Chehwan to thank all the people who have donated blood this year, further raising awareness of the importance of donating blood, in addition to how simple, easy and painless it is.
DSC also plans to celebrate breaking last years held world record of the biggest human blood drop, which was achieved by Mexico with 1050 volunteers; Lebanon achieved over 1300 human blood drops.
People and friends gathered together wearing red t shirts forming a blood drop shape.
If you haven’t donated this year, make sure you do so next year.