World Blood Donor Day – 14 June 2022

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We are all aware that World Blood Donation Day is celebrated on the 14th of June every year at the global level and various events are organized at the international level. The following are the objectives of organizing this day:—

a) The first objective of organizing this day is to spread awareness among the people about blood donation and transfusion of blood products can be done properly.

 
b) highlight the important contribution of voluntary, unpaid blood donors to national health systems; and
 
c) supporting national blood transfusion services, blood donor organizations. , and other non-governmental organizations in strengthening and expanding their voluntary blood donor programs by strengthening national and local campaigns.

 


 

World Blood Donor Day – 14 June 2022


    The day also provides an opportunity to call on governments and national health authorities to take action to increase the collection of blood voluntary, The objective is to motivate free and selfless blood donors to donate blood and to make arrangements for blood supply to the needy and to provide the means of safe blood management.

To ensure that people who need a transfusion have access to safe blood, all countries require voluntary, unpaid blood donors who donate blood regularly. An effective blood donor program, characterized by the wide and active participation of the population, is critical to meet the need for blood transfusion during peacetime as well as emergencies or disasters when there is an increase in the demand for blood or when There is an increase in the demand for blood. blood services affected

   While an enabling social and cultural environment coupled with strong solidarity facilitates the development of an effective blood donor program, it is also widely accepted that the act of donating blood contributes to building social relationships and building a united community. gives.


World Blood Donation Day 2022 hosting events


To host Blood Donation Day 2022, this time Mexico has taken the responsibility of organizing it through its National Blood Center. The global program of World Blood Donation Day 2022 will be organized in the capital Mexico City.

World Blood Donor Day 2022: Theme


The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated donating blood as an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives’ as the slogan and theme of this year’s Blood Donor Day. The campaign aims to draw attention to the roles that voluntary blood donations play in saving lives and increasing solidarity within communities.

History and significance of the day


World Blood Donor Day is the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner (born June 14, 1868). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for his great contribution to the health sciences by discovering the ABO blood group system. The event was first initiated by the WHO on 14 June 2004 along with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 

   The day was established with the aim of raising public awareness about the need for safe blood donation by healthy individuals voluntarily. In May 2005, the WHO along with its 192 member countries officially established World Blood Donor Day at the 58th World Health Assembly.

The need for blood is universal and low- and middle-income countries often experience blood shortages, leading to death. World Blood Donor Day is an initiative taken by WHO to help national blood transfusion services and blood donor organizations strengthen and expand their voluntary blood donor programmes.

The specific objectives of this year’s campaign are:


  • Thank blood donors around the world and create public awareness of the need for regular, unpaid blood donations.
  • Highlight the need for a year-round blood donation campaign, committed to maintaining an adequate supply to achieve universal and timely access to safe blood transfusion.
  • Raise awareness of the need for increased investment and support from governments to increase the creation and collection of the National Blood System.
  • Another activity that WHO encourages is to spread the stories of people whose lives have been saved through blood donation, as a way of motivating people to continue or start donating blood.

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