World Blood Donor Day 2023, Editorial 12 June 2023

World Blood Donor Day 2023

Blood donation is key part of saving lives on the planet.  

The world Blood Donar Day provides an opportunity to call to action to governments and national health authorities to provide adequate resources and put into place systems to increase the collection of blood from voluntary, non-renumerated blood donors. Safe blood and blood products and their transfusion are significant aspects of care and public health. Every day, they save millions of lives and improve the health and quality of various patients.

World Blood Donor Day is observed on 14 June to mark the anniversary of Karl Landsteiner. It was first celebrated in 2004 to spread awareness about the need for regular blood donations and its requirement to save lives. On this day, Blood Donors donate blood themselves to save the lives whether of accident victims or those who are in need of blood transfusion for the surgeries.

The transfer of blood or components of blood from one person i.e. donor into the bloodstream of another person i.e. the recipient. It acts as a lifesaving operation to replace blood cells or blood products lost through bleeding or due to depression of the bone marrow.

As a matter of fact, in May 2005, WHO officially established with its 192 Member States, World Blood Donor Day at the 58th World Health Assembly in order to motivate all the countries worldwide to thank the blood donors for their precious step and saving lives of the people.

Objectives of celebrating World Blood Donor Day

– To provide a global platform to thank individuals who donate blood and to encourage those who have not yet donated.To raise awareness that blood donation action benefits society as a whole.

We should take pledge to donate blood on eve of world blood donor Day 2023 .