City celebrates World Blood Donor Day

Health authority announces 359,000 donations last year but is urging more people to come forward and help to save lives. 
City celebrates World Blood Donor Day
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A Shanghai resident is one of the many people who donated blood on Friday, World Blood Donor Day.

City celebrates World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day was celebrated in Shanghai on Friday with the health authority announcing that city residents had given 359,400 blood donations last year.

However, the donation rate for every 1,000 people was 14.86 times a year, lower than the average 32.1 times a year in developed countries and regions.

The Shanghai Blood Center said blood donation needs to have the support of everyone in society.

City celebrates World Blood Donor Day
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Local residents, expats and medical staff took part in celebrations on Friday to mark World Blood Donor Day.

City celebrates World Blood Donor Day
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower was one of several city landmarks to be lit up in red on Friday to celebrate World Blood Donor Day and urge more people to donate blood.

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