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This year the "World Blood Donor Day" will be held on  june 14th, 2013. The host country at the global level will be France; for the Region of the Americas will be Jamaica. The theme this year is "Give the gift of life: donate blood". This year the campaign aims to:

  • Thank blood donors for their life-saving donations;
  • Promote voluntary unpaid blood donation; and
  • Convince ministries of health to commit to achieve self-sufficiency in safe blood and blood products based on 100% voluntary unpaid blood donation.

We invite the countries of the region to join this great celebration that helps to save the lives of people through universal access to safe blood.

We are counting on the mobilization of all of you, because "Every blood donation is a gift of life".

World Blood Donor Day in Jamaica

Every year Jamaica joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Blood Donor Day. June 14th, 2013 is an extra special date for the country as it will host the event for the Americas.




This year we have the opportunity to share testimonies of men and women from the region of the Americas, whose lives were safe thanks to a blood donation. Also, we are presenting testimonies of people who voluntarily donate blood.



Additional information

World Blood Donor Day 2013 Message 

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne. Director, Pan American Health Organization

icon Director's Address for World Blood Donor Day 2013  (43.6 kB)