World Blood Donor Day Observed Thursday In Islamabad
World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) was observed on Thursday (today) to create public awareness on blood donation.
Every year, on June 14th, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gift of blood.
The theme of this year's campaign is blood donation as an action of solidarity.
According to the doctors, an adult male could donate after every three months while an adult female could donate three times in a year.
The World Health Organisation, WHO has called upon all countries to obtain hundred per cent of blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors by 2020. Our correspondent reports that the need for blood and its products is increasing every year.
In many countries, patients requiring life-saving transfusion do not have timely access to it due to insufficient supply of safe blood.
An adequate supply can be ensured only through regular donations by voluntary unpaid blood donors.
The blood of these donors is the safest because there are fewer blood borne infections among them than people who give blood in exchange for money. Blood transfusion not only saves million of humans every year but also helps people lead longer and more productive lives