World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year all over the world on 14th of June. It is celebrated every year on the day of birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner (a great scientist who won the Nobel Prize for his great discovery of the ABO blood group system). This celebration was first started in the year 2004 to create awareness among the public.
It was first initiated and established to be celebrated annually on 14th of June by WHO in the year 2004 and was officially established in the month of May in 2005 at the 58th World Health Assembly in order to motivate all the countries worldwide to thank the blood donors for their remarkable act.
Reason for Celebration:
World Blood Donor Day is celebrated to fulfill the need of blood transfusion and blood products transfusion to the needy. Donated blood are used and will be used to save millions of lives.
World Blood Donor Day 2018 is hosted by Greece, with the theme ‘Blood Connects us All’. The Day has the slogan ‘Share Life, Give Blood’.
One of the aims of the day is to encourage younger people, who might be a bit nervous or unsure about giving blood, to sign up and start donating, so that the donor population doesn’t decline but stays strong. It also helps in maintaining the required, quality stock of Blood.Do save Blood and help save many other precious lives.