HCK marks World Blood Donor Day

By 14 June 2021
HCK marks World Blood Donor Day
Croatian Red Cross Facebook | Igor Čičak

June 14th, 2021 -  Marking World Blood Donor Day, Red Cross Croatia (HCK) on Monday reminded the public about the importance of blood donation, noting that the number of blood donors has decreased by 10% since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of activities marking World Blood Donor Day, Red Cross Croatia today organized a blood donation drive to last between noon and 2 pm at the Red Cross Croatia Education Centre in Zagreb.

The aim of this year's World Blood Donor Day, held under the slogan "Give blood and keep the world-beating," is to raise global awareness of the significance of blood and blood transfusion products, for which the contribution of voluntary unpaid blood donors to national health systems is crucial.

The HCK also notes that this year's campaign will focus on the role of young people in securing blood supplies.

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