The Hungarian Red Cross has teamed up with broadcasters of cult TV show The Walking Dead to entice fans of the series to donate blood. More than 1,800 people rolled up their sleeves at 18 The Walking Dead Blood Stores across Hungary and in return walked away with show merchandise.
By Aslan Tussupzhanov, Red Crescent of Kazakhstan Blood collection is one of the most traditional activities of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and a constant challenge when it comes to getting the engagement of young people. Which is why the Kaza …
Blood safety is a critical underpinning for safe blood transfusion and health systems. People in all countries have a right to expect that the blood and blood products supplied to them are gathered, produced and provided in a safe and sustainable way that supports their communities and their health systems.
To mark World Blood Donor Day, celebrated each year on 14 June, the IFRC has published a small selection of historical posters used by National Societies around the world to promote voluntary non-remunerated blood donation. For decades, many National Societies have been involved in blood donation either directly, or in support of programmes by national authorities.
About 92 million blood donations are collected worldwide each year. Almost half of these are collected in high-income countries, home to 15 per cent of the world’s population. Although the number of countries collecting all their blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors increased by more than 50 per cent between 2002 and 2008, equitable access to safe blood still does not exist for many of those who need it. There are chronic shortages of safe blood and blood products in many countries, so blood transfusion is not available for many of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
About 108 million blood donations are collected worldwide each year. Almost half of these are collected in high-income countries, home to 15 per cent of the world’s population.
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