Spread the word – giving blood regularly helps to saves lives

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Spread the word - giving blood regularly helps to saves livesPersonal communication is one of the most effective means of “spreading the word” that by giving blood regularly you are helping to save lives all year round.

World Blood Donor Day will once again be celebrated around the world on the 14th of June. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood

It also aims to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure that all individuals and communities have access to affordable and timely supplies of safe and quality-assured blood and blood products, as an integral part of universal health coverage and a key component of effective health systems.

With this in mind, this year’s campaign is blood donation and universal access to safe blood transfusion, as a component of achieving universal health coverage and the World Health Organisation has developed the them – Safe blood for all.

In light of this message, The National Blood Transfusion Service urges Gozitans to continue to be loyal to the sick and to donate blood on a regular basis.

The next session in Gozo, is this Tuesday, the 4th of June, at the District Health Centre in Xewkija, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm (last registration until 5:00pm).

The Centre is located in Triq tall- Hamrija, between the Primary School and the Bocci Club.

It is important to always take your Identity Card, or Driving License or Maltese Passport and to drink plenty of water beforehand.

The Service thanks everyone who intends to donate.

To find out if you are eligible to donate blood please see here.

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