World Blood Donor Day: World Blood Donor Day is celebrated by the World Health Organization (WHO) on June 14 every year. This year Mexico will host World Blood Donor Day 2022 through its National Blood Center. The global event will be held in Mexico City on June 14, 2022. Transfusions of blood and blood products help save millions of lives every year. It can help patients whose lives are in danger due to a serious illness. By getting blood at the right time, such people live longer with a high quality of life.
Along with this, the complex blood supports medical and surgical procedures. Access to safe and adequate blood and blood products can help reduce the rate of death and disability due to severe bleeding during and after delivery.
Importance of World Blood Donation Day
World blood donor day aims to raise global awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products. This day is also an opportunity to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts.
Why is 14 June an Important date?
The day is celebrated on June 14, 1868, to commemorate the birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner (an Austrian biologist, physician, and immunologist). He is known for the development and classification of the blood group system, and the discovery of the rhesus(Rh) factor. He is also known as the father of transfusion therapy.
World Blood Donor Day Aim
It regularly serves to raise awareness about the need for safe blood donation so that all individuals/communities have an affordable and timely supply of safe and quality-assured blood and all blood products. It is also celebrated to thank voluntary blood donors for their life-saving gifts.
Theme/Slogan of World Blood Donation Day 2022
Every year, different themes are held on World Blood Donation Day. This year’s theme is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity”. Join the effort and save lives”. This means a blood donation is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives. The theme aims to draw attention to the roles that volunteers play in saving lives by donating blood and increasing solidarity within communities.
History of World Blood Donation Day
The World Health Organization began celebrating the day in 2005, a joint initiative of the World Health Organization, the International Federation of The Red Cross, and the Red Crescent Societies, which was first organized in 2005. Since then, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14 every year. This day is celebrated on the birthday of Karl Landsteiner.