World Blood Day (14 June 2020) is dedicated to recognising the important work of the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Service and 1.5 million Australians who donate blood every year. Due to COVID 19, blood stores across the country have dwindled and this World Blood Donor day, there has never been a better time to roll up your sleeve. Every day, someone's life is saved by a stranger. That stranger could be you or someone you love. This World Blood Day, I also recognise the persistence and tenacity of ACON, the NSW Gay and Lesbian Lobby, Rainbow Labor and other LGBTIQ+ activists for your advocacy to overturn the outdated and discriminatory ban on gay men donating blood. This rule has preventing generations of gay men from donating blood and has contributed to stigma against people with HIV and other blood borne viruses. This World Blood Day, I sincerely thank the Australian Red Cross and all the generous blood donors in my electorate of Summer Hill and across NSW who have rolled up their sleeves and donated blood this year. You are all life savers.