World Blood Donor Day 2023:- Date, Theme, History and Objectives

World Blood Donor Day 2023: This day honors the voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. Here’s all you need to know about the date, theme, history and objectives of the World Blood Donor Day.

World Blood Donor Day 2023
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World Blood Donor day is observed on June 14 every year to raise awareness about the blood donation and blood products for transfusion. This day honors the voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

This day highlights the importance of regular and timely blood donations. It can save the life of critical patients who are suffering from life-threatening diseases or got injured in road accident. Everyday, millions of lives are saved with blood transfusion.

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World Blood Donor Day 2023:- Theme

Every year, WHO decides some theme on this day. The theme of World Blood Donor Day 2023 is “Give Blood, give plasma, share life, share often.” It focuses on patients requiring life-long transfusion support and underlines the role every single person can play, by giving the valuable gift of blood or plasma.

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World Blood Donor Day 2023:- History

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Scientist and Nobel Prize winner Karl Landsteiner. He discovered the ABO blood group system for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1930.

In 2004, World Health Organisation (WHO) declared June 14 as the World Blood Donor Day. Since then, it has been celebrated every year all over the world.

World Blood Donor Day 2023:- Objectives

Following are the main objectives of World Blood Donor Day:-

To encourage healthy people to donate blood and save the lives of critical patients.

To promote Blood Donor organisations and other non-governmental organisations which work in this field.

World Blood Donor day provides an opportunity to call to action to governments and national health authorities to ensure the availability of good infrastructure for blood collection and donation.

To thank the voluntary, unpaid blood donors all across the world who help in saving several lives.

To make easy access to blood to poor and developing countries.

To mobilize support at national, regional and global levels among governments and development partners to invest in, strengthen and sustain national blood programmes.

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