National Blood Donation Week (NBDW) unites states across the US to support their local blood banks and their tireless effort to keep blood supply stocked. National Blood Donation Week is September 1-7th with National Blood Donation Day September 4th.
This year and last year, however, the COVID pandemic limited staff and resources of many governor’s offices resulting in some needing to suspend proclamation creations. Yet National Blood Donation Week will still take place the first week of September helping bring in vital blood supplies.
We honor those blood banks such as Vitalant, American Red Cross, Blood Bank of Hawaii, One Blood, Blood Bank of Alaska, Rhode Island Blood Center, Blood Bank of Delmarva, etc. who tirelessly work 365 days a year to have blood available for our hospitals and medical centers.
The following states have proclaimed September 4th or 5th their state Blood Donation Day with more to come:
- Arizona (1st-7th)
- Kansas (month of September)
- Montana (1-7th)
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Pennsylvania (September 5th)
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Virginia (September 5th)
- West Virginia
Arizona Blood Donation Week is proclaimed for September 1-7th.
Nevada was the first of the states to proclaim a state blood donation day when the campaign first started and is expected continue the tradition this year as well on National Blood Donation Day.
Their proclamations are as follows: