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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

World Blood Donor Day 2012 comes early to Khon Kaen Thailand

While in town today I noticed that the road in front of the Kosa hotel was closed to traffic and I heard music, so went to suss it out. Here is the blurb "On 14 June, countries worldwide celebrate World Blood Donor Day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. The theme of the 2012 World Blood Donor Day campaign, “Every blood donor is a hero” focuses on the idea that every one of us can become a hero by giving blood. While recognizing the silent and unsung heroes who save lives every day through their blood donations, the theme also strongly encourages more people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly." I have no idea why khon kaen is getting an early start as folks were already giving blood.