Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
Last 11 years, annually Georgia Red Cross Society (GRCS) joins the WBDD and organizes different events. This year, on June 12, in Tbilisi by the GRCS HQs staff and volunteers three blood donation campaigns were organised together with partner blood banks (Blood Bank at the M. Iashvili Children’s Central Hospital, Jo Ann Blood bank in Tbilisi and Tbilisi Blood Transfusion Station) in three branches of Carrefour hyper-market and supermarket network: East Point, Tbilisi Mall and Isani Mall (HQs) with the slogan: “Safe blood for all!” From carefully selected 122 people ready to donate blood around 100 persons were consistent with the blood bank requirements and donated blood.