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World Blood Donor Day

By Ellie Nixon | 14th June 2022

As a company that specialise in haemostasis, Hart relies on much needed blood donations from our volunteers to test diagnostic products for multiple clinical applications. We also use the blood samples to test new products that we are developing to ensure we are on the right track for our customer needs.

We have a pool of donors in house but we grow as a business, we are always on the lookout for additional donors. It’s always important to celebrate every blood donor and Hart would like to say a big thank you to all of our volunteers past and present who have kindly donated blood to us. 

What is World Blood Donor Day?

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. This day marks the invaluable asset of having affordable, timely supplies of clean, safe blood for universal health. (1)

How is World Blood Donor Day celebrated?

This day is one of eight global public health campaigns recognised by The World Health Organisation. This celebration offers guidance on how to give blood. And on what members of the public can do to help. 

The organisers promote a different campaign each year. Always focused on raising awareness towards a uniqu issue relating to blood. For 2022, the World Blood Donor Day slogan will be "Give blood and keep the World beating". 

It's a slogan that highlights the essential contribution that blood donors make to keep the world pulsating. That is by saving lives and improving other's health. A significant focus of this year’s campaign will be the role of young people in ensuring a safe blood supply. (1)

The objectives of this year’s campaign are to: 

  • Thank blood donors around the world
  • Widen public awareness of the need for regular, unpaid blood donation
  • Promote the community values of blood donation. Enhancing community solidarity and social cohesion
  • Encourage youth to embrace the humanitarian call to donate blood. Inspiring others to do the same
  • Celebrate the potential of youth as partners in promoting health

If would like to volunteer and donate blood to Hart, please contact us at:

To find out more about World Blood Donor Day, click here