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Belize hosts blood drive for World Blood Day

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019. 9:48 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Every year countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14.

The Ministry of Health, the Belize red cross,  the Central Health Laboratory and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are hosting a blood drive in Belize City.

Blood can be donated at the Belize City blood bank from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on June 14.

World blood donor day serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and also 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.

“ Every drop of blood is a gift of life.”

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