"Donating blood is an act of unity," is the theme for World Blood Donor Day 2022. "Join the fight to save lives." Its goal is to raise awareness about the vital role that voluntary blood donors play in saving lives.
The topic is to emphasise the importance of year-round blood donations in order to maintain enough supplies and provide universal and prompt access to safe blood transfusions.
The day also serves as a call to action for governments and national health authorities to ensure appropriate resources are available and to establish infrastructure to allow the collection of blood from unpaid, voluntary donors.