History Of Blood Donar Day…! Every year on June 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) commemorates World Blood Donor Day.
Every year, this day is observed to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and to recognise the contributions of unpaid volunteer blood donors in saving lives.
The Origins of World Blood Donor Day WHO observed the first World Blood Donor Day in 2004 and declared it an annual global event at the 58th World Health Assembly in 2005.
The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, an Austrian biologist and physician.
World Day for Donors of Blood Its aim is to raise the international awareness of the need for safe transfusion blood and blood products and of the crucial contribution made to the national health systems by voluntary unpaid blood donors.
The day also gives the government and national health authorities the opportunity to take action to provide adequate resources and to implement systems and infrastructure for increasing blood collection from voluntary, unremunerated blood donors.
Importance: of blood donation Safe blood and blood products are crucial aspects of care and public health according to WHO and their transfusion.
They save millions of lives and improve many patients’ health and quality of life daily. There is a universal need for blood, but access to blood is not for all. The World
Blood Donor Day slogan this year: For 2021, the motto of ‘Give blood and hold on to the world’ was World Blood Donor Day.
The message stresses the important contribution made by blood donors to keeping the world pulsating by saving lives and improving the health of others.
It reinforces the global call for the donation of blood to more people around the world The importance of young people in ensuring a secure blood supply will be a major focus of this year’s campaign.