World Blood Donor Day 2011

World Blood Donor Day, this year, is being commemorated under the theme: "More blood. More life". The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Gomes Sambo, urges countries to accelerate the establishment of blood transfusion facilities capable of covering the entire national territory and to provide them with adequate logistics to enable them to contact patient services in order to ensure fast distribution of blood and blood products to all health facilities.

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