14 June is observed as a World blood donor day every year. The day aims to raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion and of the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems. The World Blood Donor Day also provides an opportunity to call to action to governments and national health authorities to provide adequate resources and put into place systems and infrastructures to increase the collection of blood from voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors.

slogan for 2021 World Blood Donor Day will be “Give blood and keep the world beating”. The host country for World Blood Donor Day 2021 is Rome, Italy.

History

Annually on the birth anniversary of Landsteiner on 14th June 1868, The Day is widely known. This event was first initiated and established to be celebrated on 14th June 2004 by the “WHO, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies” with an aim to boost public awareness about the necessity for safe blood donation voluntarily and unpaid by the healthy person. In May 2005, World Health Organization officially established with its 192 Member countries, World donor Day at the 58th World Health Assembly so as to motivate all the countries worldwide to thank the blood donors for his or her precious step and saving lives of the people.

14 June World Blood Donor Day