Blood banks across the world and the World Heath Organization join together today, June 14th, to honor blood donors.

There's no greater gift than the gift of life, and by donating blood you are saving a life and giving families hope for a future. It's because of your donation that someone is given a second chance, and because of that the World Health Organization wants to say thank you.

The theme of World Blood Donor Day 2016 is “Blood Connects Us All" and this year Life Share Blood Center in Lake Charles is joining Nexcare Give to raise awareness with limited addition “Feel the beat, Give Blood” bandages. All donors that stop by their local donation center, 214 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive, can enjoy international snacks as a thank you on World Bood Donor Day.

Check out more information and all of the donation locations on the Life Share website.

[via lifeshare.org]