Every June 14th, we celebrate the generous people who donate blood around the world with World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gift of blood and to raise awareness of the needs for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety, and availability of the blood and blood products.
Blood transfusions save millions of lives each year. They can be beneficial to patients suffering from deadly illnesses live longer and with better quality life and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. Below shows a few ways that blood donated through Blood Centers of the Pacific is being used today through partnership with local hospitals.
A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products is key to an effective health system. An adequate supply can only be ensured through regular donations by voluntary, unpaid blood donors. However, in many countries, blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available, while also ensuring its quality and safety.
Many of us at Brayton Purcell LLP are proud to be donors through Blood Centers of the Pacific. On July 20th we will be hosting a drive at our Novato location. Click to sign up to donate and save a life.