AABB celebrates 53 years of national blood donor month

Jan. 6, 2023
National blood donor month.

AABB joins the blood community throughout the United States in celebrating the 53rd anniversary of National Blood Donor Month (NBDM) and honoring those who selflessly donate blood and platelets for patients in need of transfusion.

Although blood donations typically decrease during the winter months, the need for blood remains constant. Since 1970, the blood community in the United States has observed NBDM in January with the goal of increasing blood and platelet donations during this period because a reduction in donor turnout can put the nation’s blood inventory at a critical low.

As part of its NBDM celebration, AABB will share a series of graphics about blood donation with an emphasis on donor diversity on its social media pages. In addition, AABB also released recordings of three educational programs to support the blood community’s efforts to drive donor diversity. These recordings are available through Jan. 31. 

Additional NBDM resources are available on AABB’s National Blood Donor Month web page.

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