Being one of the 8 global public health campaigns World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on the 14th of June since 2004. 470ml of blood is all it takes for you to be a hero, artificial blood cannot be manufactured; hence blood donation remains as a vital source for helping patients worldwide. This day is celebrated on the birthday of a well known immunologist named Karl Landsteiner, who won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the ABO blood group system.
Objectives of World Blood Donor Day
Raising public awareness of the need for regular blood donation throughout the year in order to maintain an adequate supply of blood and achieve self-sufficiency at the national level.
Engage authorities in the establishment of effective national blood donor programs with the capacity to respond promptly to the increase in blood demand during emergencies.