Every year on June 14th, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The public health holiday, established by the World Health Organization (WHO), serves as both a thank you to those who donate blood and to raise awareness about the continuous need for blood donation around the globe.
The need for blood and blood products is universal, but unfortunately access to safe blood and blood products varies greatly across and within countries. Much of today’s medical care depends on a steady supply of blood from healthy donors. In fact, about one in seven people entering a hospital need blood and around 4.5 million Americans will need a blood transfusion each year.
According to WHO, blood and blood products are essential to care for:
Women with pregnancy and childbirth associated bleeding;
Children with severe anemia due to malaria and malnutrition;
Patients with blood and bone marrow disorders, inherited disorders of hemoglobin and immune deficiency conditions;
People with traumatic injuries in emergencies, disasters and accidents;
Patients undergoing advanced medical and surgical procedures.
Blood products save millions of lives each year. Volunteering to donate blood on a regular basis can help save the lives of people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Help celebrate World Blood Donor Day by visiting your local blood donation center today.
Once blood is donated, it must be kept safe. As a distributor ofmultiple blood and transfusion therapy products, MED Alliance Group understands the importance of safe and plentiful blood donations. MED Alliance is proud to offer quality devices that help facilities manage, store, transport and ensure blood and blood products are kept safe for patients in need.
MED Alliance Group is an ISO 13485 certified medical device distributor with more than 350 years of combined medical device sales and distribution experience. Dedicated to meeting the needs of its clinical customers and manufacturing partners, MED Alliance offers cost effective, customized sales, logistics, and distribution solutions for products found in anesthesia/respiratory, blood/transfusion therapy, EMS/emergency room, interventional radiology/cath lab, iv/vascular and NICU/PICU.