Maverick at Livingston: World blood donor day

It’s World Blood Donor Day (WBDD)!

And because we know how vital blood is to our survival, we though we’d share some cool facts about blood donation.

  • The very first blood transfusion was done in the 17th century, which successfully transferred blood from one dog to another.
  • Blood transfusions have saved millions people and approximately 112.5 million donations are collected across the globe every year.
  • According to World Health Organization (WHO), blood donation by a mere one per cent of a country’s population can meet that same country’s most basic blood requirements.
  • WHO claims that 57 countries collect 100% of their blood supply from voluntary, unpaid blood donors, and a lot of these are high-income countries.

If  you’re wondering how to you can help on this special day contact Canadian Blood Services.  Let’s start today and help save lives and make our community better.

Anthony @ Maverick

 

Photo Creds:
Canadian Blood Services
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European Parliament