Today is World Blood Donor Day, a day celebrating all the blood donors around the world. 

The City of Humboldt wants to recognize and thank all blood donors and has turned the lights on City Hall red. 

A social media post by the City of Humboldt states, “Safe blood and blood products and their transfusion are a critical aspect of care and public health. They are key in treating people suffering from a range of diseases and as a result of accidents, natural disasters and armed conflict. The need for blood is universal, but access to it is limited.”

The City of Humboldt encourages people to become blood donors. The City states donating blood is a simple but selfless step everyone can take to strengthen communities, support local health systems and help save lives.

More information about donating blood and where to donate can be found here.