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 on September 4th.
Since the COVID pandemic, limited staff and resources of many governor’s offices resulted 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 their state Blood Donation Day with more to come:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Arizona and Alaska have proclaimed their Blood Donation Weeks during 9/1-9/7.
Their proclamations are as follows:
Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network, KDWN, iHeart Radio and is a Board Certified Family Physician
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