According to the World Health Organization (WHO), World Blood Donors Day is celebrated on June 14 every year to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for blood transfusions. The day highlights the crucial contribution that voluntary and unpaid blood donors make to health systems to save lives.
The day is celebrated in order to provide support and opportunity to health authorities to increase the collection of blood from voluntary, unpaid blood donors and to provide adequate resources to manage access to blood and transfusions. The WHO said it supports “national blood transfusion services, blood donor organizations and other NGOs in strengthening and expanding their voluntary donor programs by strengthening national and local campaigns.”
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According to the World Health Organization, women who suffer from pregnancy and childbirth bleeding, children with severe anemia, patients with blood and bone marrow disorders, hemoglobin, blood and blood products are essential resources for effective management of immune deficiencies. Situations, trauma victims, emergencies, disasters, accidents, among others.
Every day, several lives are saved from transfusions carried out with safe blood and blood products. According to the report, the need for blood is universal, but its access is not. According to the WHO, blood shortages are particularly severe in low- and middle-income countries.
World Blood Donors Day 2022 Theme:
The theme of the World Blood Donors Day of 2022 and the theme ‘Blood Donation is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives’. The day is focused on the roles voluntary donations can play in saving lives and enhancing cohesion in communities.
Mexico hosts the day through its National Blood Center and a global event will be held in the city on June 14.
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World Blood Donors Day Campaign of 2022:
According to the WHO, this year’s campaign has four specific objectives – to thank the world’s blood donors and raise widespread public awareness of the need for regular, unpaid blood donation; Highlight the need for committed, year-round blood donation, maintain adequate supplies and achieve universal and timely access to safe blood transfusions; Identify and promote the values of voluntary unpaid blood donation in enhancing community cohesion and social cohesion; And raise awareness of the need for increased investment by governments to build a sustainable and resilient national blood system and increase procurement from voluntary unpaid donors.