1 - 30 June
June is dedicated to blood donors. Without them and their dedication to blood donation, lives would be lost.
World Blood Donor Day is commemorated annually on 14 June in a global celebration of the millions of people throughout the world who give their blood on a voluntary, unpaid basis to save the lives of those in need.
Donating a unit of blood can save up to three lives patients in dire need of blood. By becoming a regular blood donor, this ensures that the safety of blood is maintained and makes it possible for the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) to collect sufficient safe blood to meet the demand.
Find out more about donating blood on the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section of the SANBS website.