World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14 to spread awareness regarding the need for “safe blood and blood products for transfusion”. According to the World Health Organization, blood-related products are crucial for public health across the globe. This day also marks an opportunity to thank volunteers and blood donors for their contributions.
Theme 2022: “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”.
World Blood Donor Day marks the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, who first distinguished human blood into A, B, AB and O groups. He even won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1930. This year, the global event will take place in Mexico. Mexico’s National Blood Centre will host World Blood Donor Day on June 14, 2022.