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World Blood Donor Day 2018: WBDD or World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on every June 14 to raise awareness about the need and importance of donating Blood voluntarily. It is also the day to thank the blood donors for their blood donations. World Blood Donor Day marks the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner who born on 14th of June in 1868. WBDD is one of the 8 official global public health campaigns marked by the WHO (World Health Organisation), along with World Health Day (April 7), World Tuberculosis Day (March 24), World Immunization Week (April 24-30), World Malaria Day (April 25), World Hepatitis Day (July 28), World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and World AIDS Day (December 1).

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day 2018

World Blood Donor Day was first started in 2004 with the aim of raising the public awareness about the need for safe blood donation voluntarily. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and World Health Organization (WHO) in 2004 initiated the celebration of World Blood Donor Day. Then it was officially established by WHO in the year 2005 at the 58th World Health Assembly to motivate the all the countries to thank the blood donors for their valuable step, promote voluntary, safe and unpaid blood donations to assure the sufficient blood supplies. The celebrations of WBDD 2018 brings a precious opportunity for all donors to celebrate the day at the global level as well as to commemorate the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, a scientist who won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of ABO blood group system.

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World Blood Donor Day 2018 Theme:

The theme of 2018 World Blood Donor Day is “Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life” and the past themes of World Blood Donor Day are tabled below

Year Theme
2017 Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often
2016 Blood connects us all
2015 Thank you for saving my life
2014 Safe blood for saving mothers
2013 Give the gift of life: donate blood
2012 Every blood donor is a hero
2011 More blood, more life
2010 New Blood for the World
2009 Achieving 100% non-remunerated donation of blood and blood components
2008 Giving blood regularly
2007 Safe Blood for Safe Motherhood
2006 Commitment to Ensure Universal Access to Safe Blood
2005 Celebrating your gift of blood
2004 Blood Saves Lives. Safe Blood Starts With Me

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day 2018

World Blood Donor Day Quotes

  1. Donation of Blood means a few minutes to you but a lifetime for somebody else.” – Happy World Blood Donor Day 2018!
  2. Be a blood and organ donor. All it costs is a little love.” – WBDD 2018!
  3. To give blood you need neither extra strength nor extra food, and you will save a life.” – Happy World Blood Donor Day 2018!
  4. Do you feel you don’t have much to offer? You have the most precious resource of all: the ability to save a life by donating blood! Help share this invaluable gift with someone in need.” – WBDD 2018!
  5. Blood Donation will cost you nothing, but it will save a life!” – Happy World Blood Donor Day 2018!
  6. The finest gesture one can make is to save the life by donating Blood.” – WBDD 2018!
  7. Tears of a mother cannot save her Child. But your Blood can.” – Happy World Blood Donor Day 2018!
  8. The Blood Donor of today may be a recipient of tomorrow.” – WBDD 2018!
World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day 2018

How to celebrate World Blood Donor Day

The best way to observe World Blood Donor Day 2018 is to get out and give blood. Around the world, there is a powerful need for blood of all types, and there is rarely enough of it to go around. Just a single contribution will save other lives, so get out there and donate blood. On WBDD 2018, several events and camps will be conducted around the world. You can participate in those events. On Social media, spread awareness about the need for donating blood and World Blood Donor Day by using the hashtag #WorldBloodDonorDay.

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day 2018

World Blood Donor Day Images

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day 2018

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day 2018

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day 2018

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day 2018

World Blood Donor Day 2018

World Blood Donor Day 2018

Thank you for reading.

DONATE BLOOD, SAVE A LIFE!

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