PESHAWAR - World Blood Donor Day is being celebrated all over the globe today, with an objective to highlight the selfless services of blood donation by voluntary blood donors.

The importance of well-coordinated system for blood transfusion services will also be emphasised aimed to ensure availability of safe blood and blood products for all the needy patients easily.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, in cooperation with the German government, has launched a Project of Establishment of Safe Blood Transfusion Centres. In the 1st phase, Regional Blood Centre is under construction in Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar. Six hospital-based blood banks, including HMC, IKD, KTH, LRH, Maternity, Naseerullah Baber Hospital Kohat road are affiliated with this centre.

The project will be completed by December this year and will start providing blood transfusion services of international standards to the public.