Blood Donation Awareness : Nursing2023

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Blood Donation Awareness

Nursing 53(1):p 62, January 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000902964.87393.c3
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In Brief

January is National Blood Donor Month. Share these resources to help promote the lifesaving impact of blood donation and inform patients where they can volunteer and donate blood.

American Red Cross (ARC)

www.redcrossblood.org

The ARC is a global organization that works with healthcare professionals, volunteers, and blood donors in providing assistance during emergencies and helping communities and individuals access blood and blood products. Guided by the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality, the ARC hosts various blood drives and volunteer opportunities during National Blood Donor Month.

Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies (AABB)

www.aabb.org

Founded in 1948, the AABB is a community of healthcare professionals dedicated to making transfusion medicine and cellular therapies safe, effective, and widely accessible. The AABB offers educational programs and organizes advocacy efforts to promote blood sustainability; patient and donor safety; coverage and reimbursement of patients' access to blood products, transfusion services, and cellular therapies; among many other initiatives.

Vitalant

www.vitalant.org

With over 120 donation centers across the US, Vitalant unites blood donors, recipients, and healthcare innovation to help save lives. It hosts around 60,000 blood drives annually and offers the latest information and technology for transfusion medicine.

America's Blood Centers (ABC)

americasblood.org

ABC collaborates with independent blood centers and other blood service organizations to promote access to a safe and sustainable blood supply. Its programs, such as “Vein to Vein: The Science of Blood Donation” for high school students, promote education and advocacy for public policies to increase the nation's blood supply and spur innovative, evidence-based solutions related to health and safety.

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