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World Blood Donor Day!

Note: My adventure securing 3 units of rare B negative blood in Lebanon for a surgery of my 90 year-old mother

Happy World Blood Donor Day!
Countries around the world celebrate, on the 14th of June of every year, the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD).

This occasion, initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002, aims to thank all blood donors for their selfless heroic acts.

Particularly in Lebanon, our organization been celebrating the WBDD since 2010, organizing big events to honor our donors. No matter how much we do so, we will thank blood donors enough!

The reality in Lebanon
The blood transfusion system in our country counts on patients and their families to secure the needed blood donors/units for any type of surgeries or treatments…

So, almost all blood donors are donating blood for targeted patients (family replacement donations).

In much rarer cases, blood donors voluntarily choose to donate at a random place and time, for no specific patient (voluntary donations).

However, the voluntary donors are still not accepted at most blood banks – for many reasons.  Thus, such potential donors are frustrated when they are told that “there is no more need” for their donations!

This year’s campaign 

In line with the daily obstacles faced by blood donors, we decided this year not only to thank those who are giving blood, but also those who have tried and did not succeed!Those people leave all work and studies behind, benefit from the little time off they have and head to blood banks to try and save people…

Even though you get frustrated when you are rejected, we want to say THANK YOU, and keep on trying to donate blood! 

Happy World Blood Donor Day 2018

Join us to donate blood!
To all who wish to join us and donate blood, here is where we will be waiting for you:

– Wednesday 13: Librairie Antoine (Beirut Souks) from 5pm to 8pm
– Wednesday 13: Sassine Square (Achrafieh) from 5pm to 9pm
– Thursday 14: Hotel Dieu de France (Achrafieh) from 9am to 3pm
– Thursday 14: Mike Sport (Zalka) from 7:30am to 12pm
– Sunday 17: Bnachii Lake (Zgharta) from 5pm to 9pm


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March 2023

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