Thank you for being a part of the campaign to spread awareness for the need for blood.
President Richard Nixon proclaimed January 1970 as the first National Blood Donor Month on December 31, 1969, as requested by Senate Joint Resolution 154, to pay tribute to voluntary blood donors and encourage new donors to join.
Download our media toolkit and join
us in celebrating America's blood donors.
Access More Than 100 Social Media Images and Suggested Draft Posts
We make thanking blood donors and encouraging more people to give blood easy, with more than 100 social media images pre-sized for social media sites and ready to post. Our toolkit also includes draft social media texts and hashtags to help get your content seen by everyone taking part in this important month.
Download Print Content to Promote This Month Across Your Community
Our toolkit includes a draft editorial and letters to the editor thanking America's blood donors and highlighting the urgent need for more eligible individuals to give blood. This content is customizable and designed to make it easy for your to reach out to readers in your community. Newsletter drop-in are also available to reach readers online.
In addition, the Blood Diseases and Disorders Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health, has several resources available to highlight the importance of blood donation. This includes fact sheets, drop-in articles available in English and Spanish, and social media resources.
Looking for a place to donate blood, media, and education resources? Visit www.donatingblood.org, your single source to learn about donating blood.