'SHARE LIFE, GIVE BLOOD'
The slogan for the day's even is 'share life, give blood.'
The need for clean blood is vitally important through the world. Unfortunately, 50% of the donations come from high-income countries, where approximately 19% of the population actually live. In many countries, there is a lack of safe blood available. This day is meant to help bring awareness to the need for not only donations, but the advancement of technology and availability of resources. This global observances is also meant to say 'thank you' to those who have donated to this important cause.