World Blood Donor Day takes place on June 14 every year. The aim is to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion and the critical contribution of unpaid blood donors to national health systems. The day also provides an opportunity to call on governments and national health authorities to provide adequate resources and to establish programs and infrastructure structures to increase blood collection for voluntary, non-paid blood donors.
Safe blood products and blood products and transfusions are a vital part of public health care. They save millions of lives and improve the health and quality of life of many patients on a daily basis. The need for blood is universal, but access to blood for all who need it is not. Anemia is worse in developing countries.
To ensure that everyone who needs safe blood gets it, all countries need volunteers, unpaid blood donors on a regular basis. Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic, in addition to limited mobility and other challenges, blood donors in many countries continue to donate blood and plasma to patients who need transfusions. This extraordinary effort during an unprecedented disaster highlights the important role of well-organized, dedicated, unpaid blood donors in ensuring safe and adequate blood supply during normal and emergency times.
Focus on this year’s campaign
In 2021, the motto of World Blood Donor Day will be “Donate blood and keep the world beating”. The message highlights the important contribution that blood donors make to keep the world strong by saving lives and improving the lives of others. It reinforces the worldwide call for more people around the world to donate blood regularly and contribute to a better life.
A special focus on this year’s campaign will be the role of young people in ensuring safe blood transfusions. In many lands, young people have been at the forefront of efforts and programs aimed at achieving safer blood donations through voluntary donations. Young people form a large community of people in many societies and are often full of vision, enthusiasm and art.
The specific objectives of this year’s campaign are to:
• thank the world blood donors and make the public aware of the need for regular blood donations, free of charge;
• promoting community values through blood donations to promote social cohesion and social cohesion;
• encouraging young people to accept the call to help donate blood and to encourage others to do the same;
• celebrate the potential of young people as partners in health promotion.
We can host the World Blood Donor Day 2020 Day
Italy will host World Blood Donor Day in 2021 with its National Blood Center. The international event will be held in Rome on 14 June 2021.
Working together on Blood Donor Day
Your involvement and support will help ensure the significant impact of World Blood Donor Day in 2021, which increases the worldwide recognition that blood donation is a lifesaving act of unity and that services that provide safe blood and blood products are central to all health care systems. The participation of interested partners is welcome at all levels to make World Blood Donor Day 2021 a worldwide success.