World Blood Donor Day
14 June, 2024 (All day)

World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is held on 14 June every year as a worldwide celebration to honour and thank those people who donate their blood on a voluntary, unpaid basis to give the most precious gift of all – the Gift of Life. WBDD provides a special opportunity to create public awareness and build a culture of voluntary blood donation.

This annual event highlights the unique life-saving role voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors play for their communities. WBDD is also designed to create wider awareness throughout the world about the need for availability, safety and appropriate use of blood and blood products and for many more people to make a commitment to regular voluntary blood donation. 

Every year countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quantity is a key component of an effective health system. The global theme of World Blood Donor Day changes each year in recognition of the selfless individuals who donate their blood for people unknown to them.