World Blood Donor Day 2019: The Blood Shortage in India is shocking!
Every year World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14. It is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner on 14th June in 1863. Notably, the celebration of this event began in the year 2004 aiming to raise awareness about safe blood donation voluntarily and unpaid by a healthy person. The theme for World Blood Donor Day 2019 is – “Give the Gift of Life.”
It was initiated by the World Health Organisation, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in the year 2004. World Blood Donor Day celebration brings a precious opportunity to all donors for celebrating it on national and Global level both and to also commemorate the birth anniversary of the Karl Landsteiner.
World Blood Donor Day 2019- The history behind celebrating World Blood Donor Day
Blood Donor Day is celebrated to fulfil the need for Blood Transfusion and blood products transfusion to the needed person anywhere in the world. Notably, this campaign saves millions of lives every year. Blood Transfusion helps patients suffering from various life-threatening health conditions. Notably, this campaign helps a lot of women post and Pre-pregnancy. Donate blood are used to save lives of anaemic women, accident victims having excessive blood loss, surgical patients, cancerous patients, blood clotting disorders, and many more.
Blood Shortage in India: What reports are saying?
Every year a lot of people in India require blood but the blood shortage in India will shock you. According to official data, India fell short of 1.9 Million units of Blood in 2016- 17, which is equivalent to 60 tankers. Notably, 60 tankers could blood could have aided more than 320,000 heart surgeries and 49,000 organ transplants. Shockingly, this is an increase from a shortage of 1.1 million units or 35 tankers in 2015- 2016, when India had fallen 9 per cent short of its 12 million targets. Let us all take a pledge to donate our blood because it can save someone’s life and there is no joy bigger than it.
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