World Blood Donor Day 2021 All You Need To Know


World Blood Donor Day 2021: All you need to know

Millions of lives are saved with safe blood and blood products and their transfusion. It is a critical requirement in emergency times. Every year, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14 to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products as a lifesaving gift. During this Covid-19 period, most people required blood donors to improve the health and quality of life of many patients. Access to blood plays a vital role for those who are in need of it. 

Despite this pandemic, donors in many countries have continued to donate blood and plasma to patients who need a transfusion. This extraordinary work has highlighted the crucial role of well-organized, committed, voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors in ensuring a safe and sufficient blood supply during normal and emergency times.

History of World Blood Donor Day 2021:

The birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner is celebrated as World Blood Donor Day on June 14. This day was first initiated and established on June 14, 2004, by the World Health Organization(WHO), 

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with the aim of raising public awareness about the need for safe blood donation voluntarily and unpaid by the healthy person. 

In May 2005, WHO with its 192 member states established Blood Donor Day at the 58th World Health Assembly in order to motivate all the countries worldwide to thank blood donors for their precious steps and for saving the lives of people.

Slogan for World Blood Donor Day 2021

The slogan for this year's World Blood Donor Day will be "Give blood and keep the world-beating". The message conveys the essential contribution of blood donors to save lives.

World Blood Donor Day 2021 objective

The objective of this year's campaign on World Blood Donor Day 2021 aims: 

  • to thank blood donors of the world and create public awareness of the needy for regular, unpaid blood donation; 

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

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

  • to celebrate the potential of young people as partners in promoting health.

A donation of blood means a few minutes to you, but a lifetime for somebody else.

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