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Gift of Blood stamp

Gift of Blood stamp

Italy post issued a Gift of Blood stamp on World Blood Donor Day. the stamp shows tree branches from which comes a drop of blood.

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on 14 June every year around the globe and it serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products.

An adequate and reliable supply of safe blood can be assured by a stable base of regular, voluntary, unpaid blood donors. Regular, voluntary, unpaid blood donors are also the safest group of donors as the prevalence of blood borne infections is lowest among these donors.

About 108 million blood donations are collected worldwide. More than half of these are collected in high-income countries, home to 18% of the world’s population.

The theme for year 2015 campaign is “Thank you for saving my life“.

Blood donation matters.” The campaign aims to highlight stories from people whose lives have been saved through blood donation, as a way of motivating regular blood donors to continue giving blood and people in good health who have never given blood to begin doing so.

Gift of Blood stamp

Title: Gift of Blood stamp
Date of Issue: 14 June 2015
Country: Italy
Denominations: Eur 0.80

Source: http://e-filatelia.poste.it

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