14th June (’22): World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is held on June 14 each year. The event was organised for the first time in 2005, by a joint initiative of the World Health Organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. World Blood Donor Day is one of 11 official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Chagas Disease Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Patient Safety Day, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Hepatitis Day, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week and World AIDS Day.

Transfusion of blood and blood products helps and save millions of lives every year. It can help patients who suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. It also has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and perinatal care. Access to safe and sufficient blood and blood products can help reduce rates of death and disability due to severe bleeding during delivery and after childbirth.

In many countries, there is not an adequate supply of safe blood, and blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available, while also ensuring its quality and safety.

An adequate supply can only be assured through regular donations by voluntary unpaid blood donors. The WHO’s goal is for all countries to obtain all their blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors by 2020. In 2014, 60 countries have their national blood supplies based on 99-100% voluntary unpaid blood donations, with 73 countries still largely dependent on family and paid donors.


World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year by people around the world on June 14. It is celebrated on the birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner on June 14, 1868. Landsteiner was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the ABO blood group system.

♬ AVA MAX – Maybe You’re The Problem

LYRIC

Always say you love me but you
Always make it all about you
Especially when you’ve had a few, oh, oh, yeah
All the things I heard from your ex
Now they make a whole lot of sense
Already feel bad for your next
To have to put up with you, oh, yeah
Worked on myself, opened my eyes
You hate my friends, turns out they were right
It takes two to make it all go right
But with you, it’s always my fault
And your short fuse, just like a time bomb
And I think you should take a second just to look at your reflection
Baby, maybe you’re the problem
Oh, can you, you see a pattern?
Your point of view, got it all backwards
You should take your little finger and just point it in the mirror
Baby, maybe you’re the problem
You should take your little finger and just point it in the mirror
Baby, maybe you’re the problem
Ego always doing the most
Out of touch and not even close
Drama always follows you home
But I won’t be waiting no more
Worked on myself, opened my eyes
You hate my friends, turns out they were right
It takes two to make it all go right
But with you, it’s always my fault
And your short fuse, just like a time bomb
And I think you should take a second just to look at your reflection
Baby, maybe you’re the problem (hey, hey)
Oh, can you, you see a pattern?
Your point of view, got it all backwards
You should take your little finger and just point it in the mirror
Baby, maybe you’re the problem
You should take your little finger and just point it in the mirror
Baby, maybe you’re the problem
It’s not me, it’s you
It’s not me, it’s you
It’s not me, it’s you, ooh
But with you, it’s always my fault
And your short fuse, just like a time bomb
And I think you should take a second just to look at your reflection
Baby, maybe you’re the problem
Oh, can you, you see a pattern?
Your point of view, got it all backwards
You should take your little finger and just point it in the mirror
Baby, maybe you’re the problem
Ohh
You should
You should take your little finger and just point it in the mirror
Baby, maybe you’re the problem
(Hey, hey, hey, hey)