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World Blood Donor Day 2023: Know its History , Importance and Significance

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the world. Its main objective is to help someone in need. Without blood, the body remains just a skeleton made of flesh and bones.

A lack of blood can put a person’s life in danger. Every year lakhs of crores of people donate blood to overcome this deficiency, which is used to save the life of the needy. That’s why this day is also called Blood Donor Day. This year, Blood Donor Day will be celebrated on June 14, 2023.

Why is Blood Donor Day celebrated only on 14th June?

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World Health Organization started celebrating the day in the year 2004. Since then every year this day was celebrated on 14th June. There is a special reason behind this. Scientist Karl Landsteiner discovered the blood group system. Karl Landsteiner was also awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930 for his contribution. Blood Donor Day is dedicated to the scientist Karl Landsteiner, whose birthday is on 14 June.

Significance of World Blood Donor Day

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It was started with the aim of motivating people around the world to donate blood. So that blood can be given to give new life to patients affected by various dangerous diseases.

On this day men, women, and volunteers of every country donate blood and plasma to the needy. Blood donation camps are also organized on this day. According to the World Health Organization, about 118.54 million people donate blood every year.

Benefits Of Donating Blood

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Donating blood has benefits for your emotional and physical health. According to a report by the Mental Health Foundation, helping others can:

  • reduce stress
  • improve your emotional well-being
  • benefit your physical health
  • help get rid of negative feelings
  • provide a sense of belonging and reduce isolation

Theme Of World Blood Donar Day

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Every year Blood Donor Day has a special theme. The theme of World Blood Donor Day for the year 2023 is ‘Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often.

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