On 14 June 2023, World Blood Donor Day will again be celebrated throughout the world. Recognising that voluntary unpaid plasma donations play an important part in supporting patients with a wide range of long-term conditions such as haemophilia and immune deficiencies, plasma has been explicitly included in the slogan for the World Blood Donor Day campaign for the first time: “Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often”.

Officially designated as an annual event by the World Health Assembly in 2005, World Blood Donor Day provides a special opportunity to celebrate and thank voluntary blood and plasma donors around the world. The founders of World Blood Donor Day are the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations (IFBDO/FIODS – a SUPPLY project Consortium member), the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent.

More information is available on the WHO site here and thank you again to all donors.