WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY – 2021
This year, World Blood Donor Day is once again celebrated around the world on 14 June.
The aim is 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.
Safe blood and blood products and their transfusion are 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.
To ensure that everyone who needs safe blood has access to it, all countries need voluntary, unpaid donors who give blood regularly. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, despite limited mobility and other challenges, blood donors in many countries have continued to donate blood and plasma to patients who need transfusion. This extraordinary effort during a time of unprecedented crisis highlights the crucial role of well-organized, committed voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors in ensuring a safe and sufficient blood supply during normal and emergency times.
For 2021, the World Blood Donor Day slogan is “Give blood and keep the world beating”.
The message highlights the essential contribution blood donors make to keeping the world pulsating by saving lives and improving others’ health. It reinforces the global call for more people all over the world to donate blood regularly and contribute to better health.
A special focus of this year’s campaign is the role of young people in ensuring a safe blood supply. In many countries, young people have been at the forefront of activities and initiatives aimed at achieving safe blood supplies through voluntary, non-remunerated blood donations. Young people form a large sector of the population in many societies and are generally full of idealism, enthusiasm and creativity.
Due to the current situation of Covid-19 pandemic, we have not organized any mega event at Life Blood Centre.
Keeping theme of world blood donor day in mind, we have decided to felicitate our regular whole blood donors, female donors, SDP donors, Covid-19 Convalescent Plasma donor and blood donation camp organizers who helped us in previous year.
More than 200 blood donors contacted on call.
More than 800 messages sent to blood donors.
Team-LBC managed to collect 118 blood units in a day.
A special token of appreciation along with a special certificate was given to all in-house voluntary blood donors.Attachments: