"Thank you for saving my life"

As it is tradition in PAHO headquarters and as a main part of the activities that will take place in the region on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day 2015, a blood drive will be carried out in the organization. We invite you to become a voluntary blood donor by participating in the Blood Drive this June 09th. Your contribution can save the lives of many people.

Day: June 09th, 2015 

Where: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) headquarters, 525 23rd street, N.W, Washington, DC.  Delegates Lounge East 

Time: 10:00am to 03:30 pm 


Eligibility requirements for blood donation- click here.

To schedule your life-saving blood donation at PAHO headquarters, which will save many lives, click here

Donation process:

Click here to learn how the donation process works. 

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the American Red Cross come together to celebrate "A Blood Drive" 
Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. It also has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and child care and during man-made and natural disasters.
The campaign aims to thank blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donations and strongly encourage more people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the slogan "Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters."
About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is the nation's largest blood collection organization, supplying more than 40 percent of the blood and blood products used in the United States.

The American Red Cross Blood Services team collects approximately 6.5 million units of blood, from almost 4 million volunteer blood donors annually. From these donations, the Red Cross is able to distribute around 9.5 million blood products each year, including 6 million units of red blood cells, to patients at approximately 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.  

For more information on this event, please contact Indira Villegoureix at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..