World Blood Donor Day, an initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO), is observed every year on June 14. This day is celebrated every year to spread awareness about the significance of blood donation and to recognise the contribution of voluntary unpaid blood donors in saving lives.
The first World Blood Donor Day was observed by WHO in 2004. Whereas it was declared as an annual global event in the 58th World Health Assembly in 2005. The day is celebrated on the birthday of an Austrian biologist and physician, Karl Landsteiner. He is considered to be the founder of modern blood transfusion.
World Blood Donor Day 2021 Quotes
“Making a donation is the ultimate sign of solidarity. Actions speak louder than words.” – Ibrahim Hooper
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank
“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” – Winston Churchill
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
“The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.” – Austin O’Malley
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes
World Blood Donor Day 2021 slogan
This year, the slogan is ‘Give blood and keep the world beating’. The slogan highlights the contribution of blood donors in saving lives and improving the health of others. It also reinforces the global call for more people to contribute to better health by donating blood regularly.