World Blood Donor Day – June 14

World Blood Donor Day – June 14

Every year June 14 is celebrated as World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. Various Camps are also organized at many places to donate blood on 14 June i.e. World Blood Donor Day, so let us join it to make access to safe blood a reality for everyone.

The slogan for World Blood Donor Day 2023 is “Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often”. The message highlights the essential contribution blood donors make to keeping the world pulsating by saving lives and improving others’ health.

The objectives of this year’s campaign are to:

    • thank blood donors in the world and create wider public awareness of the need for regular, unpaid blood donation;

    • promote the community values of blood donation in enhancing community solidarity and social cohesion;

    • encourage youth to embrace the humanitarian call to donate blood and inspire others to do the same;

    • celebrate the potential of youth as partners in promoting health.

This important day is celebrated to raise awareness among people about blood donation and to thank all those who have ever donated blood in life call and have saved many precious lives. The medium also encouraged people to donate blood so that they could contribute to saving someone else’s life.

History of World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on 14 June by people in many countries around the world. It is celebrated every year on 14 June on the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, born in 1868. The event was started for the first time in 2004, with the goal of increasing awareness of the need for a safe blood donor (including its product) by a healthy person voluntarily and without money. The blood donor plays a major role on this day as they donate life-saving blood to the needy person.

It was first started and established in the year 2004 by the “World Health Organization, International Red Cross Association and Red Crescent Society” to celebrate on 14 June annually. To encourage safe and unpaid blood donors, voluntary blood donors to ensure adequate blood supply, and to thank all countries of the world for thanking blood donors for their valuable steps. The World Blood Donor Day was officially established by the WHO in May at the 58th World Health Conference in 2005, with its 192 member states.

To provide a valuable opportunity to all blood donors to commemorate the birthday of Carl Landsteiner (a great scientist who has received the Nobel Prize for his great discovery of the ABO blood group system) as well as to celebrate it nationally and globally to bring World Blood Donor Day.

Why World Blood Donor Day is celebrated

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated to fulfill the need for blood transfusion and blood product transfusion for needy people anywhere in the world. This campaign saves millions of lives every year and puts a natural smile on the face of the person receiving the blood. Blood transfusion motivates them to live long and quality lives and provides help to patients suffering from many health-related life-related hazards. It resolves a lot of complex medical and surgical procedures around the world. This campaign plays a big life-saving role to take care of women before and after pregnancy.

Use of donated blood, women suffering from severe blood loss, children after suffering excessive bleeding during an accident, surgical patients, cancer victims, thalassemia patients, people suffering from Hemophilia, red blood Is given to people struggling with cell deficiency, blood disturbances, blood clotting disturbances.

While managing adequate blood for proper donation, the challenges of many life hazards face a place devoid of adequate blood supply. Adequate blood supply and its products can only be met by regular and safe donations by self-motivated, unpaid, and voluntary blood donors.

Some of the objectives of World Blood Donor Day are given below:

  • The World Health Organization aims to achieve adequate blood supply from voluntary and unpaid blood donors around the world by 2020.

  • According to statistics, it is worth noting that only 62 countries are receiving adequate blood supply from voluntary and unpaid blood donors while 40 countries still depend on patient family members or donors with money. is. It is celebrated in the remaining countries of the world to encourage voluntary blood donors.

  • Blood donation for the recipient of blood is a precious gift and a new life.

  • WHO conducts this campaign by displaying the stories of people in all countries, and needs to donate blood immediately to continue their heartbeat.

  • It is celebrated to say thanks to voluntary and unpaid blood donors all over the world for saving millions of lives.

  • It is celebrated to fulfill the need of 100% voluntary and unpaid blood donors all over the world.

  • It is celebrated to motivate those who donate blood for safe blood donation to save the lives of mothers and children.

  • It is observed to reduce mortality due to insufficient blood supply. Approximately 800 women die due to malnutrition, pregnancy, complications related to childbirth, excessive bleeding during childbirth, etc.

  • To encourage voluntary blood donors through education programs and campaigns to strengthen blood flow services.

How is World Blood Donor Day celebrated?

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year to make people aware of the importance of blood donation as well as the need for safe blood transfusion throughout the world. To celebrate this, a lot of activities and programs are organized at the national and international levels.

Health care organizations like “World Health Organization, Red Cross International Union and Red Crescent Society (IFRC), International Association of Blood Donor Organizations (IFBDO) and International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)” to encourage people globally And work together to organize programs at international level.

For many years the Council of Europe prepares to celebrate the campaign. Despite the donation of blood by around 92 million people worldwide, the need for safe blood transfusion is increasing day by day. Organizing tribute programs in public places, schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions, gathering, discussion, debate, question-answer competition, the publication of related articles and stories in newspapers, scientific conferences, articles all over the world Publications, international scientific journal, sports activities, and other advertising related activities are included.

Become a blood donor today and help make the world a healthier place.

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.