Pakistan observes World Blood Donor Day today (Monday) to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood donations.
This year 2021 the theme is, “Give blood and keep the world beating”.
Pakistan observes World Blood Donor Day today
The message highlights the essential contribution of blood donors to save lives.
According to Pakistan Red Crescent Society, they observe the day to honor voluntary blood donors for their precious gift of life.
Besides, they create wider awareness for safe blood and importance of voluntary blood donation as the first link in safe quality blood transfusion service.
Specially, they and other NGOs and govt of Pakistan also contribute for this cause in Pakistan.
Let alone Blood Donor Day, organizations, including ISO work throughout the year.
Meanwhile, as per WHO, World Blood Donor Day takes place on 14 June each year.
It aims to raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion and of the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems.
The day also provides an opportunity to call to action to governments and national health authorities to provide adequate resources.
Moreover, it calls for putting into place systems and infrastructures to increase the collection of blood from voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors.
It noted safe blood and blood products and their transfusion a critical aspect of care and public health.
They save millions of lives and improve the health and quality of life of many patients every day.
The need for blood is universal, but access to blood for all those who need it is not. Blood shortages are particularly acute in developing countries.