World Blood Donor Day falls on June 14 every year. This year's slogan is "Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives". Every year countries around the globe celebrate World Blood Donor Day. This special day was created to:
Here's a teeny tiny history lesson about World Blood Donor Day.
The Day was established in 2004 by World Health Organization (WHO) to bring awareness to the ongoing need for blood donations to save lives. Karl Landsteiner, who earned the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1930 for his work in classifying blood types, was born on June 14th. His work revolutionized blood transfusions and paved the way for the practice of transfusing blood between patients of similar blood types.
According to WHO, this year's campaign will focus on:
Tips for a blood donation
Did you know? One pint of blood can save up to 3 lives. Therefore, you are not useless. Know your worth by donating blood. So come and join the effort to save lives.