World Blood Donor Day is celebrated each year on June 14 to encourage voluntary blood donation. EBNW Story brings you the theme, history and significance of this day.
World Blood Donor Day is celebrated each year on June 14, through out the globe, aiming to elevate the recognition of the need for safe blood and blood products and to appreciate the blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood
The World Blood Donor Day is part of the WHO’s global public health campaigns which was first observed in 2005…
World Blood Donor Day History
The World Blood Donor Day was first organised by the World Health Organisation in collaboration with Red Cross on June 14, 2005, to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. Since then, many countries picked up the concept to spread awareness about the life-saving importance of donating blood.
World Blood Donor Day Significance
World Blood Donor Day is celebrated to spread awareness of voluntary blood donation. During these COVID times, people can donate blood at their nearest blood banks if they are fit to do so. India experiences the highest shortage of blood in the world. As per a report published in The Lancet, India falls short of 41 million units of blood annually. So to motivate the free and voluntary blood donors, World Blood Donor Day is an important campaign initiated by WHO.