Millions of lives are saved with safe blood and blood products and their transfusion. It is a critical requirement in emergency times. Every year, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14 to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products as a lifesaving gift. During this Covid-19 period, most people required blood donors to improve the health and quality of life of many patients. Access to blood plays a vital role for those who are in need of it.
Despite this pandemic, donors in many countries have continued to donate blood and plasma to patients who need a transfusion. This extraordinary work has highlighted the crucial role of well-organized, committed, voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors in ensuring a safe and sufficient blood supply during normal and emergency times.
The slogan for this year’s World Blood Donor Day will be “Give blood and keep the world-beating”. The message conveys the essential contribution of blood donors to save lives.
The objective of this year’s campaign on World Blood Donor Day 2021 aims:
– to thank blood donors of the world and create public awareness of the needy for regular, unpaid blood donation;
– to provide help to promote the community values of blood donation in enhancing community solidarity and social cohesion;
to encourage youth to embrace the humanitarian call to donate blood and inspire others to do the same;
– to celebrate the potential of young people as partners in promoting health.