FAQs: National Blood Donor Week

About National Blood Donor Week

The following are some of the questions we’re asked most often about National Blood Donor Week:

What is National Blood Donor Week? 

National Blood Donor Week is June 8–14, 2020. Each year, National Blood Donor Week is an opportunity to celebrate blood donors and thank them for their generosity and commitment to patients. It coincides with World Blood Donor Day on June 14.   

We are grateful to all donors for their commitment to helping patients in need of lifesaving blood products during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout the year.  

To learn more about all the ways to join Canada’s Lifeline visit blood.ca. On our website, please search, “National Blood Donor Week.” 

When is World Blood Donor Day? 

World Blood Donor Day is observed annually on June 14. 

194 WHO Member States, 181 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and 50 national voluntary blood donor organizations and blood transfusion specialists have agreed to support World Blood Donor Day each year. 

World Blood Donor Day is a global awareness campaign on the importance of blood donation and how it saves lives. 

What is the National Blood Donor Week Act? 

The National Blood Donor Week Act is legislation that was first sponsored by Senator Terry Mercer and supported by all parties to recognize and celebrate volunteer blood donors across Canada.  

2020 marks the 12th anniversary of the National Blood Donor Week Act. 

How you can help? 

We need donors to fill every available appointment and play an essential role in meeting the rising needs of patients across Canada. To show your support, encourage friends, family and community to donate blood.

Follow Canadian Blood Services on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Share your story or reason for joining Canada’s Lifeline at blood.ca/reasons or on social media. Don’t forget to tag us @CanadasLifeline so we can like and share your posts and use the hashtags #CanadasLifeline #WhatsYourReason #NBDW2020 #WBDD.