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World Blood Donors Day observed with theme Thank you for saving my life

Jun 15, 2015 08:44 IST

World Blood Donors Day14 June: World Blood Donors Day
World Blood Donors Day (WBDD) was observed on 14 June 2015. The theme of the 2015 World Blood Donor Day campaign is "Thank you for saving my life”.

The theme focuses on thanking blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donation and encourages more people across the earth to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the slogan “Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters.”

The campaign aims to highlight stories from people whose lives have been saved through blood donation, as a way of motivating regular blood donors to continue giving blood and people in good health who have never given blood to begin doing so.

Background

The World Blood Donors Day (WBDD) was established in 2004 to raise awareness of the need for safe bold and blood products, and to thank donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.

WBDD is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO) along with World Tuberculosis Day (24 March), World Health Day (7 April), World Immunization Week (last week of April), World Malaria Day (25 April), World No Tobacco Day (31 May), World Hepatitis Day (28 July), and World AIDS Day (1 December).

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