World blood donour day

Young Bites. Dated: 6/14/2018 7:49:39 AM

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need. Blood donors are the key role player at this day as they donate life-saving gifts of blood to the needy persons. World Blood Donor Day celebration brings a precious opportunity to all donors for celebrating it on national and global level as well as to commemorate the birthday anniversary of the Karl Landsteiner (a great scientist who won the Nobel Prize for his great discovery of the ABO blood group system). This campaign saves more than millions of lives annually and gives a natural smile on the face of blood receiver. Blood transfusion helps patients suffering from variety of life-threatening health conditions and stimulates them to live longer and quality life. It solves the lots of complex medical and surgical procedures all around the world. This campaign plays a great life-saving role for caring the women during pre and post pregnancy. Donated blood are used to save lives of severely anemic women, anemic kids, accident victims having excess blood loss, surgical patients, cancerous patients, thalassemia patients, people suffering from the hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, blood disorders, blood clotting disorders and many more. Places devoid of an adequate blood supply face many life-threatening challenges during the arrangement of sufficient blood for the proper donation. Adequate supply of blood and its products can only be fulfilled by the regular and safe donations by the self motivated, voluntary and unpaid blood donors. It is celebrated to motivate blood donors for safe blood donation for saving the life of mothers and babies. Transfusion of blood and blood products help to save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. It also has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and child care and during the emergency response to man-made and natural disasters.It also has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and perinatal care. Access to safe and sufficient blood and blood products can help reduce rates of death and disability due to severe bleeding during delivery and after childbirth. Blood donors save lives every day by giving of themselves so those accident victims and those in need of transfusions for surgeries can live. It is celebrated to reduce the death rates (mortality rate) because of insufficient blood supply. Approximately 800 women are dying off due to malnourish pregnancy, childbirth-related complications, severe bleeding during or after delivery. Aim of the day was to motivate voluntary blood donors through educational programmes and campaigns in order to strengthen the blood transfusion services. World Blood Donor Day is celebrated annually to aware people for the need of safe blood transfusion as well as importance of blood donation throughout the world. The celebration involves organizing lots of activities and programs on international and national level.The theme of the compaign was blood donation as an action of solidarity.It highlights the fundamental human values of altruism,respect ,empathy and kindness which underline and sustain voluntary unpaid blood donation systems. World Blood Donor Day is celebrated to fulfill the need of blood transfusion and blood products transfusion to the needy persons anywhere in the world.The slogan,”Be there for someone else.Give blood. Share life,”to draw attention to the roles that voluntary donation system plays in encouraging people to care for one another and generate social ties and a united community.A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quantity is a key component of an effective health system. An adequate supply can only be ensured through regular donations by voluntary, unpaid blood donors. However, in many countries, blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available, while also ensuring its quality and safety.
According to WHO - Blood Transfusion is a vital component of health care. The threat to life due to insufficient Blood Stocks and the risk of transfusion-transmissible infections calls for a safe and adequate Blood supply for all those requiring Transfusion. As the need for Blood increases globally, young people can make an important contribution by donating blood and by recruiting other young people to become donors.
According to WBBD Organisers people around the world, of all ages and from all walks of life, need Blood Transfusions to survive. The reasons for Transfusion vary but the demand for Blood is ever-present and growing: The number of accidents and injuries requiring Blood Transfusion is growing worldwide. Developing countries face chronic shortages of Blood which particularly affect children with severe anaemia due to malaria or malnutrition and women with complications of pregnancy or childbirth. As developing countries expand diagnostic and treatment options – for example, for cancers and Blood Disorders requiring Transfusion – the demand for blood is rising. Technological advances in industrialized countries have led to new medical treatment regimens and procedures requiring Transfusion.
Government Department especially the Health Department publicly issue or announce a public statement recognizing and thanking Blood Donors for their generous contributions to their fellow citizens. Motorcycle rally, marching event, and walks are organized in which Blood Donors and people from Health Institutions participate. In some countries a special Award is given which is titled “Donor of the Year”. Seminars and lectures on Blood Donation and related themes are held widely all over the globe. In some countries gifts of appreciation / recognition for each Donor giving blood on WBDD and roses for all Donors are distributed. Certain Organisations organise a Major Event for honouring those who encourage voluntary, unpaid Donation.
Symbol - The World Blood Donor Day Logo consists of Globe Stand with a Blood Drop representing as the Globe and a Human Figure representing all the Donors. It may have a strapline below it stating “Celebrating the gift of blood” or simply WBBD.
The best way to celebrate World Blood Donor Day is to go out and give blood! There’s a powerful need for blood of all types and there’s rarely enough of it to go around. Just a single contribution now and then will help save lives, so get on out there and give!


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