14 June: World Blood Donor day

Every year the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is being observed across the world on 14 June to raise the public awareness about the need for safe blood donationThe day seeks to spread awareness about the need for safe and secure blood supplies and also to provide an opportunity to draw public attention to the importance of blood donation for saving lives. The World Blood Donor Day is being celebrated annually since 2004

The for the year 2016 is – “Blood connects us all”. The theme highlights the common bond that all people share in their blood and slogan for 2016 is – “Share life, give blood”. The host country for 2016 day observance is Netherlands. The WBDD is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. The World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is being observed on which date every year?
2. What is the theme for 2016 World Blood Donor Day (WBDD)?

Courtesy: WHO.org


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