Leaders Online Desk: Blood donation is considered as the best donation. One blood donor gives life to many. At the same time, by donating blood regularly, the process of creating new blood in the body continues smoothly and immunity also increases. Blood Donor Day is celebrated globally to express gratitude towards these blood donors. Today is World Blood Donor Day. Every year on June 14, this day is celebrated worldwide as Blood Donor Day. There is a background behind celebrating this day on this very day. Let’s know about… (World Blood Donor Day)
World Blood Donor Day: Why is it celebrated on June 14 only?
Karl Landsteiner, a famous scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology, classified blood into A, B and O groups based on the presence of agglutinin in human blood. Karl Landsteiner’s classification made significant contributions to medical science. Karl Landsteiner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930 for this important discovery. Karl Landsteiner’s birthday (born June 14) is celebrated as ‘World Blood Donor Day’ by the World Health Organization in recognition of his contribution to blood transfusion. The aim of celebrating this day is to encourage people to donate blood and remove misconceptions related to it.
According to medical science, who can donate blood?
- Any healthy person between the age of 16 to 60 years
- Whose weight is more than 45 kg
- Who should not have had diseases like HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, blood pressure disorder, AIDS, cancer
- Diseases like Jaundice, Malaria, Typhoid should not have occurred during the year.
- If you receive a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Can donate blood after 28 days from that date.
Know these things about blood donation?
- It is necessary to donate blood. Blood cannot be produced artificially.
- Blood is taken only after a thorough examination of the donor.
- Our body has 6 to 7 liters of blood and only 350 ml of it. or 450 ml. Blood is taken.
- Donated blood is naturally replenished within 7 days.
- Blood donation takes only 10 to 15 minutes.
“Women donating less due to their low weight, anemia, lack of knowledge about blood donation, as well as the time they get from their work. Sometimes women can’t donate blood because of their low hemoglobin even if they want to.”
Dr. Richa Pimpalghote, Kolhapur
From January 2023 to May 2023, 4470 people have been given blood from Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College, Kolhapur. Considering this period, women’s blood donation rate is very less compared to men’s. Out of 4470 blood donors in these five months, 319 are female blood donors. 4451 men have donated blood.
Every single blood or plasma donation is a precious lifesaving gift.
Regular donation is the key to building a safe & sustainable supply.
— United Nations (@UN) June 14, 2023
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