World Blood Donor Day 2021: Know the benefits you can avail of by donating blood to someone in need

Publish Date: 18 Jun, 2021 |

World Blood Donor Day 2021:

The blood running in our veins is very precious, and also can be a life savior to someone in need. People often shy away from donating blood, thinking that it will affect them in some or another way. But, what it actually does is help some survive better in their lives further, and makes you feel proud in return for helping someone out of the way.

Well, a special ay is dedicated towards the cause, that encourages people to donate blood, known as World Blood Donor Day. In this article further, we will know more about the History, Significance, Date, and Theme of the World Blood Donor Day 2021.

Date of World Blood Donor Day 2021: 

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on 14th June, across the globe.


History of World Blood Donor Day 2021: 

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on 14th June every year, as a reminder of the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner. The day was introduced and initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 14th June 2004. 

While with an aim to motivate all the countries worldwide to thank blood donors for helping in saving the lives of people, and motivating other people to do the same, the WHO with its 192 member states established Blood Donor Day at the 58th World Health Assembly in May 2005. 

The theme for World Blood Donor Day 2021:

The theme for the World Blood Donor Day 2021 is “Give blood and keep the world-beating”, which aims on emphasizing the need for blood to save the lives of those in need. 


Significance of the World Blood Donor Day 2021:

World Blood Donor Day is a global event that is observed every year on 14th June, with an aim to spread awareness for the need for voluntary blood donation. 

We all know that imagining our loved ones on a hospital bed struggling for their next breath is painful, and the worst nightmare for almost every one of us. While during such a situation, the relatives of the one in plight feeling helpless can become someone’s biggest regret for life. Hence, we all must pledge to donate blood, so that there shall be no such incident in near future, where a person loses life because blood couldn’t be arranged for them on time.

Well, going further with the article, we will know more about the benefits of donating blood.

Donating blood not only affects you physically but also helps you evolve emotionally too. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Donating blood helps you reduce harmful iron store

  • Donating blood also helps you in diagnosing a potential health problem

  • Giving blood may also lower your risk of suffering a heart attack

  • Donating blood even leads to a lower risk of developing cancer

  • Donating blood even helps your liver stay healthy and also improves your mental and emotional condition. 


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