World Blood Donor Day 2022: World Blood Donor Day is celebrated all around the world on the 14th of June. To raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank the blood donors for their selfless life-saving gifts in the form of blood. World Blood Donor Day is one of the 11 official global public health campaigns decided by the World Health Organization(WHO) which also include World Health Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Hepatitis Day, World Immunization Week, World Patient Safety Day, World Chagas Disease Day, World AIDS Day and World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.
World Blood Donor Day 2022: History
People celebrate World Blood Donor Day worldwide on June 14. On the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner( 14th June,1868),World Blood Donor Day is commemorated. Landsteiner was an Austrian biologist, physician, and also an immunologist. Karl Landsteiner discovered the ABO Blood Group system, the modern system of classification of blood groups and for this discovery he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930.
The World Blood Donor Day was observed for the first time in 2005. The World Health Day in the year 2000 focused on blood donation and the safety of transfusions and this was considered as a very successful event. In May 2005 during the 58th World Health Assembly ministers of health from all over the world in a complete accord decided to celebrate World Blood Donor Day as an annual event on June 14 every year. World Blood Donor Day is the joint initiative of the World Health Organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
World Blood Donor Day 2022: Significance
World Blood Donor Day is an annual event held every year on the 14th June to thank the voluntary and unpaid blood donors for their critical contribution and appreciate their deed. The day was created to support the national blood transfusion services, blood donor organizations and other non governmental organizations in nourishing and expanding their voluntary blood donor services by strengthening the national and local campaigns.
One of the main aim of World Blood Donor Day is to encourage younger generation to donate blood by showing them how blood donations have saved and changed lives. Some people might be a bit nervous or not sure about donating blood, they should be encouraged to start donating and by doing so the donor population will become more stronger instead of declining. This should be done because Blood is helpful for the patients who are suffering from life-threatening conditions for living longer and with a higher quality of life.
World Blood Donor Day 2022: Theme
The slogan for the World Blood Donor Day 2022 is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives” to draw attention to the roles and responsibilities that voluntary blood donations play in saving lives and enhancing solidarity within communities. Mexico will host the World Blood Donor Day 2022 events through its National Blood Centre. The global event will be held in Mexico City on 14th June 2022.
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FAQs: World Blood Donor Day 2022
Q.1 Whose birth anniversary is celebrated as World Blood Donor Day 2022?
Ans. The birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner is celebrated as World Blood Donor Day 2022.
Q.2 Which country will host the events of World Blood Donor Day 2022?
Ans. Mexico will host the events of World Blood Donor Day 2022.
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