"Thank you for saving my life" – new stamp issue by Italian Post
According to info received by FindYourStampsValue.com, Italy Post has released a special stamp to mark the Blood Donor's Day. The item aims to raise people's awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products. The stamp was issued and put into circulation on the 14th of June.
Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization.
The theme of this year's campaign is "Thank you for saving my life". It focuses on thanking blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donations and strongly encourages more people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the slogan "Give freely, give often.
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.