"Missing Letters" Encourage Blood Donation

Community Invited to Give Blood with Regional Mercedes Benz Dealerships June 14-15

Officials are holding a press conference Monday in Albany to provide details about the campaign dubbed Missing Types. "We need to constantly add new blood donors to have enough of each blood type on hand for patients across Canada". Right now, the blood bank's stock is below that minimum, according to the release.

It is recognised as a day to honour voluntary blood donors for their generosity and sacrifice, as well as raise awareness surrounding the need for regular donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.

More than half (53 percent) of the public believe they need to know their blood type to donate.* Good news - Potential blood donors do not need to know their blood type before giving blood.

But during the summer months, when blood supply is at its lowest, it's up to the public to help families like the Vandermarks.

The American Red Cross is seeking new blood donors following a decline in recurring donors. "We have wonderful donors who come regularly to give blood". Butterfield, a Democrat who represents North Carolina's 1st Congressional District, says the need for more blood donations is especially acute among minorities who live in the state. This is only available for Whole Blood donors and additional information about this notification can be found in the app's Terms of Use. "Give blood. Share life", to draw attention to the roles that voluntary donation systems play in encouraging people to care for one another and generate social ties and a united community.

Our appeal happens to coincide with World Blood Donor Day, which is Thursday, June 14th, and celebrates volunteer blood donors for their life-saving gifts. It's not just blood: it's keeping families together.

The SANBS has asked local brands, sports teams, corporates and landmarks to tweak their logos and donate their As, Bs and Os for just a week.

KSN spoke to a recipient today about how blood donations have helped her with cancer treatments.

WHO aims to obtain sufficient blood supplies from the voluntary and unpaid blood donors all over the world by 2020.



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