World Blood Donor Day 2021: Know History, Theme and Significance
The theme of World Blood Donation Day 2021 is 'Give Blood and Keep the World Beating'.
Mumbai: Today is World Blood Donor Day 2021, being celebrated all over the world. After all, why is it celebrated, what is its purpose and what is the theme of World Blood Donation Day 2021? So let's know about all this... By the World Health Organization in the year 2004, today i.e. 14th June was declared as Blood Donor Day. On this day people were encouraged to donate blood.
World Blood Donor Day 2021:
Do you know what would be the purpose of World Blood Donation Day? The purpose of World Blood Donation Day is to create awareness about the need for safe blood and the important contribution of volunteer blood donors as a life-saving gift.
Thanks are expressed to the blood donors for this great work. Many times it happens that patients do not get blood at the right time, due to which they die. In such a situation, the blood given by the donors becomes a lifeline for those patients.
ABO blood group system:
Karl Landsteiner, who discovered the ABO blood group system, was born on this day. He was born on 14 June 1868 in Austria. He was the one who discovered the ABO blood group system and for this Karl Landsteiner was also awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930. That's why World Blood Donation Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner.
The theme of World Blood Donation Day 2021 is 'Give Blood and Keep the World Beating'. The message focuses on the vital contribution of blood donors to keeping the world alive by helping to save lives and improve the health of others. According to the WHO, "This reaffirms the global call for more people around the world to donate blood regularly and support better health."
According to WHO, Italy will celebrate World Blood Donation Day 2021 through its National Blood Center (NBC). This global event, celebrated around the world, will be held in Rome on June 14, ie today.