Blood safety

WHO/Europe works with national health authorities and international stakeholders and partners for blood service reform, development of national donor programmes, quality management, clinical blood use, enhanced information sharing and dissemination of WHO guidelines and recommendations promoting the health system approach.

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World Blood Donor Day 2021 – Promoting blood donations in Italy

“When I think about why I donate blood, I ask myself a very simple question: ‘If I was on the other side and was in serious need of a blood transfusion, wouldn’t I hope someone had donated that blood for me?’ I have been donating blood since I was 18 and although it is a simple gesture for me, I know it is one that goes a long way for those who need it.”

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day is an international event celebrated on 14 June every year

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