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Virginia Blood Donation Day


WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting our state; and

WHEREAS, a sufficient blood supply is a public health issue both locally and nationally, and our hospitals and medical centers need a readily available supply for our residents and visitors; and

WHEREAS, one blood donation can help up to three patients, and although most of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, only about 3% actually do; and

WHEREAS, Virginia is home to many organizations committed to raising awareness about the importance of blood donation, including the American Red Cross, the Dr. Daliah Show, and more; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Blood Donation Day effectively serves to remind us that we need to constantly replenish our blood supply through donation and community awareness; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize September 5, 2021, as VIRGINIA BLOOD DONATION DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.