World Blood Donation Day Quick Facts
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World Blood Donation Day Brief
World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is organized on 14 June every year. The event was first organized in 2005 to raise Awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors, a joint initiative of the World Health Organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
World Blood Donation Day History
World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on 14 June by people in many countries all over the world, it is also called World Blood Donor Day. It is celebrated every year on 14 June on the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, Nobel laureate, who discovered the "ABO blood group" born in 1868. In the year 2005 "World Health Organization, International Red Cross Federation and Red Crescent Society". It was started and established for the first time to celebrate annually on 14 June.
World Blood Donation Day Objective
The event was First started in the year 2005 with the goal of raising public awareness about the need for safe blood donors (including its products) by healthy individuals, voluntarily and without money. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the need for blood donation.
World Blood Donation Day Theme(s)
- The theme of World Milk Day 2012 was "Drink fresh milk, keep body fit, mind sharp"
- The theme of World Milk Day 2013 was "Milk for the Prosperity and Health of the Southeast Asia Region"
- The theme of World Milk Day 2014 was "Milk is the first food for human" and "world class nutrition"
- The theme of World Milk Day 2015 was "Milk is the first food for human"
- The theme of World Milk Day 2017 was "Raise a glass for milk"
- The theme of World Milk Day 2018 was "Drink Move Be Strong"
- The theme of World Milk Day 2019 was "Drink Milk: Today and Every Day"
- The theme of World Milk Day 2020 was "The 20th-anniversary celebrations"
- The theme of World Milk Day 2021 was "Sustainability in the Dairy Sector"
- The theme of World Milk Day 2022 was "Dairy Net Zero"
More info about World Blood Donation Day
Who should not donate Blood?
Please do not donate blood if you have any of the following problems:-
- If your HIV or hepatitis tests are positive.
- If recently, you got a tattoo.
- If you suffer from any blood clotting disorder.
- If you have had a heart attack in the past six to twelve months.
- If you are pregnant.
- If you abuse intravenous drugs.
- If recently, you have had malaria.
- If you have received blood, plasma or other blood components during the previous year.
- If you have had cardiac surgery in the previous year.
- If you are taking heart disease medicines.
- If you have recently had an abortion.
- If you have received chemotherapy/radiation for the treatment of cancer.
- If you suffer from moderate or severe anemia.
What are the important precautions before donating blood?
- Drink plenty of water and fluids.
- Avoid consumption of caffeinated beverages.
- Eat well to reduce the risk of any reactions. You are advised to consume foods rich in iron.
Medical science regarding blood donation:
- The common man should know that the process of making blood in the human body is always going on and there is no harm from donating blood, but it is a very beneficial work that should be done whenever there is an opportunity.
- In relation to blood donation, medical science says, any healthy person who is between 16 to 60 years of age, who weighs more than 45 kg and who has not had a disease like HIV, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C, can donate blood.
- The 350 mg of blood given at a time is supplied to the body within twenty-four hours and the quality of blood is supplied within 21 days. Secondly, people who donate blood regularly are less prone to heart diseases.
- The composition of blood is such that the red blood cells contained in it die on their own in three months (120 days), so every healthy person can donate blood once in three months. According to experts, half a liter of blood can save three lives.
- According to doctors, blood cannot be stored for a long time.