Argentina hosts the global launch of World Blood Donor Day

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This is the first time that the global World Blood Donor Day event will be hosted in Latin America and the Government of Argentina welcomes the challenge!

Members of the Local Organizing Committee are actively working to plan an engaging variety of activities related to the global World Blood Donor Day 2011 event in line with this year's theme "Más sangre. Más vida." For example, the Domino Project is a central campaign initiative that will build momentum towards the global celebration on 14 June by mobilizing, one after the other, all regions of Argentina (Buenos Aires, the Central Region, Cuyo, the North-East Littoral and the North-Western Region and Patagonia) and neighbouring countries. The blood banks are working with the civil society to raise awareness and to promote voluntary and 100% non-remunerated blood donation.

Argentina launched its 2011 campaign regionally at the II National Conference of Blood Donors Organizations, coinciding with the celebration of the National Voluntary Blood Donor Day on 9 November 2010. Representatives from the Argentina Ministry of Health and members of the National Blood Plan, National Blood Banks and Blood Donors Associations of Argentina, participated in the two-day meeting, to share positive insights on the current situation of blood donation promotion in Argentina and look ahead to the coming five years.

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