Giving blood is a simple process - and the NHS needs blood from more than 6,000 donors every day to treat people in emergencies, and those undergoing long-term treatments.
Aigboje Ikhuoria reports that some residents in Benin City donated blood as part of the commemoration of the day. It is because of these heroes, that we believe life will be given a better chance. This year's global campaign focuses on blood donation during emergencies or crisis situations.
Dr Adegbola, saying that 100 non remunerated blood donors is World Health Organisation's goal, declared, "blood is life, you do not have to be a doctor to safe live".
Our analysis shows that blood donations relative to a country's population are strongly correlated with wealth.
Patients with diseases such as cancer, who have had complications during pregnancy, accidents or surgery require blood transfusions.
"The reality is that about 25 percent of us are going to need blood at some time in our lives, and so altruistic donation is very important", she said. Haemoglobin is a protein of the red blood cells that gives our blood its red colour and also carries oxygen throughout the body.
Susan Matsumoto of CBS says the supply of O-negative blood is really low right now.
"National Blood Donor Week is a great opportunity to encourage more Ipswich people to become bloody legends, roll up their sleeves and donate regularly", she said.
But some lives can be saved with the help of blood. "There's a number of blood products (and) we love every single one of them".
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
Mr. Bhoopendhirum donated B+ blood for a patient at Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, on 10th June. Around 355 Tech Mahindra staff donated blood which was collected by Narayana Health City blood bank.
Summer is always an extremely challenging time of year for blood donation centers and the hospitals they serve. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.