Celebrating World Blood Donor Day: A Year of Progress and Safety

Today, June 14, we celebrate World Blood Donor Day, a vital occasion to express our heartfelt gratitude to all blood donors. This day also underscores the continuous need for blood donations to maintain a safe and plentiful supply of high-quality blood and blood products for patients in need.

We applaud and encourage EU citizens to donate blood!

The past year has been particularly busy and significant for the Blood Transfusion Association (BTA), marked by the adoption of the Substance of Human Origin (SoHO) Regulation. This forward-looking and flexible regulation represents a significant achievement in enhancing the safety measures for blood and blood components, ensuring the highest standards are met and maintained across Europe.

It is essential to promote equal opportunities for all potential donors and eradicate blood donation discrimination. By continuously exploring innovative approaches and staying at the forefront of technological advancements, we strive to provide the safest environment for blood donation and transfusion. The inclusion of processing technologies in the SoHO Regulation is a testament to our commitment to these goals.

Together, we can make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our communities. By spreading awareness, encouraging regular donations, and supporting safety-focused initiatives, we can save lives and build a healthier future. Now, with the SoHO Regulation in place, we urge everyone to donate blood and contribute to a safer, healthier future for all.

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