The UWI Blood Donor Foundation hosts World Blood Donor Day Symposium

Event Date(s): 14/06/2019

Location: Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), Amphitheatre A

The UWI Blood Donor Foundation joins in the international commemoration of World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) under the theme, Safe Blood for All at the World Blood Donor Day Symposium.

The symposium takes place on June 14 from 9am to noon at the Amphitheatre A of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC). Light refreshments will be provided.

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About The UWI Blood Foundation WBDD Symposium

Come share four years of the UWIBDF/NCRHA experience of providing safe blood for all. We are expecting Form 3-4 secondary school students to be in attendance and will be providing light refreshments. You are invited to attend preferably wearing T-shirts from our blood drives.

About WBDD

Every year, on June 14, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. Blood is also vital for treating the wounded during emergencies of all kinds (natural disasters, accidents, armed conflicts, etc.) and has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and perinatal care.

A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quantity is a key component of an effective health system. Ensuring safe and sufficient blood supplies requires the development of a nationally coordinated blood transfusion service based on voluntary non-remunerated blood donations. However, in many countries, blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available, while also ensuring its quality and safety.

Admission:Registration Required

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |