World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

To raise awareness about this life-saving procedure, we observe World Blood Donor Day on 14th June every year. The day is marked to promote blood donation and urges people to save lives by donating blood. The event serves to create awareness of the necessity for safe blood and blood products and thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for life-savers. 

History of World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, who was born on 14 June 1868. Landsteiner was an Austrian biologist, physician, and immunologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930 for his discovery of the ABO blood group system, the modern system of classification of blood groups. This discovery enabled physicians to conduct blood transfusion without risking the life of the patient. 

Importance Of Blood Donation

The importance of donating blood is not only to save the lives of thousands of people who are deprived of life, but also to save the lives of many more who are affected by various diseases and help them to fight numerous illnesses.  It has also been seen that when people have donated their blood, they have gained many health benefits. Most of the people who donate their blood tend to recover fast from their diseases and even live a longer life, it also helps in weight loss, in maintaining healthy liver and iron level, reducing risk of heart attack and cancer

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