On the occasion of the International Volunteer Blood Donor Day 2022, the Greek Patients’ Association, in collaboration with the National Blood Donation Centre, presented the results of a survey on volunteer blood donors last year, through an informative video that was posted on the social media of the two organisations and reproduced by all members of the Association.
With the key message of blood donation as an act of social solidarity, the campaign highlighted the need for systematic blood donations, as blood’s life expectancy varies from 35 to 42 days. The misconception of 30% of regular blood donors that blood is stored for long periods in Blood Banks is a hindrance to donation in general.