The blood bank is something which is needed in case of emergency and also during operation and planned treatment. Blood banks are helpful for patients who are undergoing life-threatening situations. It is also required during complex medical and surgical procedures.
Every year on 14th June, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated which is the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner. He won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the ABO blood group system.
Every year theme is suggested which is followed globally. Here are some of the themes on which programmes are constructed and followed globally such as ‘Every blood donor is a hero’ in 2012; ‘Give the gift of life: donate blood’ in 2013; ‘Safe blood for saving mothers’ in 2014; ‘Thank you for saving my life’ in 2015; ‘Blood connects us all’ in 2016; ‘Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often’ in 2017; ‘Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life’ in 2018; ‘Safe Blood for All’ and in 2020, ‘Safe Blood Saves Lives’ in 2020.
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