Every year 14th of June is celebrated as World Blood Donor Day by the WHO (World Health Organisation). The world blood donor day was established in the year 2004 with a view to raise awareness about the need for safe blood donation & to thank all blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood donation.
The World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner on 14 June in 1868. He was an Austrian and American biologist and physician who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the ABO blood group system.
The WHO aims to obtain the sufficient blood supplies from the voluntary and unpaid blood donors all over the world by 2020 which can only be assured through regular donations by voluntary unpaid blood donors.
Here’s a simple guide to answer all your important questions about blood donation & help you prepare yourself for your first blood donation.