World Blood Donor Day 2022: Join The Effort & Save Lives
World Blood Donor Day 2022: The day will be hosted by Mexico’s National Blood Center, and the worldwide event will take place on June 14 in the city.
According to the World Health Organization, World Blood Donor Day is recognized every year on June 14 with the goal of raising awareness about the necessity for safe blood as well as blood products for transfusion.
The day also recognizes the vital role that unpaid and voluntary blood donors play in saving lives in health care systems.
The day is observed to endorse and provide an opportunity for health agencies to offer extra adequate resources to increase blood collection from unpaid, voluntary blood donors, and to manage blood and transfusion access.
According to the WHO, it also helps “national blood donation services, blood donor organizations, and other non-governmental organizations strengthen and expand their voluntary blood donor programs by enhancing national and local campaigns.”
Every day, transfusions using safe blood plus blood products save a number of lives. While there is a worldwide need for blood, it is not universally available.
It is estimated by the WHO that blood shortages are most acute in countries with low and moderate incomes.
World Blood Donor Day 2022 Theme
‘Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives.”
This is the slogan and theme for World Blood Donor Day in 2022. The goal of the day is to raise awareness about the importance of voluntary blood donations in saving lives and strengthening community bonds.
World Blood Donor Day 2022 Campaign
According to the WHO, this year’s campaign has four specific objectives:
- Thank blood donors around the world and raise public awareness about the importance of regular, unpaid blood donation;
- Emphasize the need for committed, year-round blood donation to maintain adequate supplies and
- Ensure universal and timely access to adequate blood transfusion;
- Realize and encourage the attributes of willful unpaid blood donation in promoting community solidarity and social cohesion.