Countries around the world celebrated World Blood Donor Day on June 14th, 2016. World Blood Donor Day is designed to raise awareness about the need for safe blood donations and thank volunteers for their donations.
True to its commitment to the community of St. Lucia and in observation of World Blood Donor Day, International American University in association with St. Jude Hospital Blood Bank Services and Victoria Hospital Blood Bank Services hosted a Mega-Blood Donation Drive on Tuesday, 14 June, 2016. The event will began 10 a.m. and took place in front of the IAU Campus Building in Vieux Fort.
This year’s theme, “Blood Connects Us All,” focused on thanking blood donors and highlighting the unique connection and bond between donors and patients. The campaign also sought to motivate regular blood donors to continue giving blood as well as encourage more community involvement.
Coming off the success of last year’s event, with 63 units of blood being donated, this year the university hoped to match and surpass that amount.