Sunday 31 May, 2020

IAU announces blood drive to mark World Blood Donor Day

(Image: File image of a blood bag byICSident via WikiCommons)

(Image: File image of a blood bag byICSident via WikiCommons)

World Blood Donor Day, which takes place on June 14, is designed to raise awareness about the need for safe blood donations and thank volunteers for their donations.

International American University, in association with St Jude Hospital Blood Bank Services and Victoria Hospital Blood Bank Services, will host a Mega Blood Donation Drive on the day.

The event will begin at 09:30AM and will take place in front of the IAU Campus Building in Vieux Fort.

The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need, a press release said.

The event is open to the public and the university hopes to inspire the community to give back and help save lives.

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