The human body needs a lot of blood for its proper functioning. If the body stops its supply then it can prove to be fatal for the person or if a person needs blood and does not get it on time, it can also lead to death.
That is why people are appealed to donate blood because the blood donation made by healthy people is used to donate blood to needy people so that their lives can be saved. World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on 14 June to promote blood donation.
The main purpose of celebrating this day is to provide blood according to the need of the world. Let's know everything about World Blood Donor Day, when did the celebration of this day started, what is its importance...
When did the celebration of World Blood Donor Day begin?
The World Health Organization started celebrating this day in the year 2004 and since then World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on 14 June. Every year a different theme is kept on this day. This year's theme is 'Do blood and let the world beat'.
Blood Donor Day is celebrated on the birthday of this scientist
The name of the scientist who introduced the world to the blood group system is Karl Landsteiner. In 1930, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of blood groups. Since he was born on 14th June, Blood Donor Day is celebrated in his honor on his birthday.
What is the significance of World Blood Donor Day?
The main objective of celebrating World Blood Donor Day is to make people aware of blood donation. If people donate blood voluntarily, then a sufficient amount of blood will be available in the blood banks, so that the patient can be easily transfused if needed. This can give new life to many people. That's why donating blood is essential.
Who can donate blood?
According to doctors, blood donation should be done by a healthy person only. Any healthy person who is above 18 years of age can donate blood. Apart from this, the weight of the person donating blood should be more than 45 kg.