World Blood Donor Day 2021
Everything you need to know about the day!
World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on 14th June every year. It is celebrated with the main motive of spreading awareness regarding the importance of blood donation to the health sector. During the pandemic, many health practitioners and doctors along with patients have been juggling to get blood so that life can be saved.
Sometimes, they get successful but other times, due to not getting blood, they have to think about other ways and treatments which can be used in emergencies.
Well, many school-going students have now been taught about how blood donation is necessary and what it means to a health worker. Schools, organizations, and other institutions are highly engaged in organizing blood donation camps, blood donation drives, and awareness camps around their campus so that awareness regarding the significance of blood donation can be encouraged.
Importance of donating blood at the time of COVID-19
Normally, blood donation doesn’t need an urgent need or situation. People can go to donation booths and if they feel safe and think that they are in the right fit to donate blood, they must do it. Why? Because you never know when a situation like COVID-19 can arise and blood can become a lifesaving gift.
To underline such important aspects of donating blood, organizations have scheduled the date of 14th June in the name of World Blood Donation Day.
World Blood Donor Day: History behind the event
World Blood Donation Day falls every year on 14th June which happens to be the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner.
The event was started in May 2005, by WHO along with its 192 member states at the 58th World Health Assembly. The aim of the event is to raise public awareness regarding the need for blood donation. It was to motivate people and take a step save the lives of people.
This day is celebrates all those people who made a step ahead and came forward to donate blood for the betterment of people. It also a encourages more people to donate it.
This practice will also ensure a sense of unity and it will make the world a better and a happy place to live in.
World Blood Donor Day 2021: Slogan of the year!
WHO, Every year establishes a new and fresh slogan. This year, the slogan for the occasion of World Blood Donor Day will be “Give blood and keep the world-beating”. This slogan is apt as it conveys how important and necessary it is to donate blood and at the same time, it gives you a feeling of self-satisfaction that you moved forward and saved a life.
World Blood Donor Day: What’s the objective behind the move?
Nothing comes without objectives, given below are some of the objectives for the day aims:
- Create gratitude among those who came forward and donated the blood for the needy which is unpaid.
- Provide help to those in need which reflects the community’s values of solidarity and social cohesion.
- Motivate and urge youth to come forward and donate blood which will count as a humanitarian activity.
- Create awareness among people and urge them to inspire others to donate blood.
- Create potential among young people in donating blood and promoting healthcare.
World Blood Donor Day, 2021: Who’s the host for this year?
Every year, different countries host the event. This year, World Blood Donor Day Italy is the one hosting it on June 14th, 2021. However, the Global Event for the year 2021 will take place in Rome.
How to celebrate the event of World Blood Donor Day, 2021?
You should take a step forward and donate blood and be a life-saving angel for someone. But one should know whether or not you’re eligible for the same.
If you think that you will have to wait for too long hours for the blood donation process, then my friend, you are wrong. The actual blood donation process is just 10-15 minutes typically. So, go on and save someone’s life NOW!
Encourage others to do the same
If you are not eligible to donate the blood, DO NOT WORRY! You can spread the word to your relatives and family members to do so. This way World Blood Donor Day will be impactful for the health industry.
Let’s keep this success going by DONATING BLOOD!
Donating blood is easy, quick, and helpful. Keep in mind that you are going to save a life would ultimately motivate you to donate blood. Among the eligible lot, only 10% end up donating blood because this is completely a voluntary process. It’s completely YOUR decision to help someone SURVIVE!
Go and make your donation, TODAY! After all, this is the most precious gift you can give to someone.