June 14 is World Blood Donor Day

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World Blood Donor Day is June 14 and is a day to honor all the peo­ple who self­lessly give blood to save lives in their com­mu­ni­ties. It is also a day to re­mem­ber how im­por­tant blood do­na­tion is to all the pa­tients in com­mu­nity hospi­tals who count on blood donors to sup­ply life-sav­ing prod­ucts.

“We are happy to give thanks to our donors this World Blood Donor Day,” said Dr. El­iz­a­beth Culler, med­i­cal di­rec­tor at Blood As­sur­ance, “We en­cour­age any­one who is able to do­nate to do so, not just on World Blood Donor Day, but all year round.”

Sum­mer is an es­pe­cially dif­fi­cult time for blood banks due to in­creased us­age and less do­na­tions. Many peo­ple are trav­el­ing and do not come as of­ten dur­ing the sum­mer as they would at other times of the year. Schools are also out dur­ing the sum­mer and un­able to host drives. That is why Blood As­sur­ance asks that any­one in town and able to give, please do so.

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