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World Blood Donor Day!

Annually, on June 14, World Blood Donor Day is commemorated to promote awareness of the value of safe blood and blood products and to show appreciation for volunteer, unpaid blood donors.

World Blood Donor Day’s main goals are to encourage people to become volunteer blood donors and to promote and emphasize the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion.

The 14th of June is designated each year as World Blood Donor Day. Karl Landsteiner, an Austrian biologist, physician, and immunologist who established the ABO blood type system, was born on this day, hence it was chosen to honour his birth anniversary.

Every year, a different theme that focuses on various facets of blood donation and transfusion is used to commemorate World Blood Donor Day. The issue intends to draw attention to particular difficulties, successes, and opportunities for development in relation to the accessibility and security of blood and blood products. The World Health Organization (WHO) chooses the themes, which change from year to year.

The World Health Organization (WHO), along with other international groups like the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations (IFBDO), and various national blood transfusion services, organizes World Blood Donor Day.

In order to increase the security, accessibility, and availability of blood, World Blood Donor Day promotes cooperation among governments, health authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other stakeholders. It emphasizes the value of collaboration in resolving the world’s problems with blood transfusion.

On World Blood Donor Day, a variety of campaigns, events, and activities are planned around the world. To urge people to donate blood willingly and on a regular basis, they include blood donation drives, instructional seminars, media efforts, and public awareness campaigns.

Additionally, World Blood Donor Day seeks to address the ongoing issues of blood scarcity and the requirement for a sufficient and secure blood supply. It implores governments, medical institutions, and people to take action to guarantee a sufficient supply of blood and blood products to meet the requirements of patients in need.

World Blood Donor Day is an opportunity to show appreciation and honour voluntary blood donors around. Each year, their altruistic efforts save millions of lives and have a significant impact on healthcare systems around the world

Remember, blood donation is a noble act that saves lives and improves the quality of healthcare worldwide. If you are eligible, consider donating blood and contribute to this life-saving cause.

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