In 2014, 108 million blood donations were collected worldwide. These donations helped to save countless lives. Each year, an international awareness day is held on 14 June to acknowledge the contributions of blood donors worldwide. This year’s World Blood Donor’s Day theme is “Thank you for saving my life”. Today, we would like to take this opportunity to thank blood donors for their part in saving the lives of those in need. Every 2 seconds, someone in the world needs a blood transfusion. And this is not just a global problem.
With Singapore’s aging population, the need for blood transfusions is expected to increase. To meet future demands, it is estimated that Singapore’s blood stores need to be increased by nearly two-fold. There is an urgent need for voluntary contributions to increase. With each blood donation, you can save approximately 3 lives.
To donate, you can head down to BloodBank @ HSA, BloodBank @ Woodlands, BloodBank @ Dhoby Ghaut or contribute at one of the many bloodmobile venues. Every small contribution can help to change the lives of those in need.
Wishing you the best of health, Daniel Choo CEO, The Medical Concierge Group