June 14th celebrated as World Blood Donor Day

Published on June 15, 2019
Countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14th.
June 14th celebrated as World Blood Donor Day
  • The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors.
  • It is observed by all member states of the World Health Organization (WHO).


  • The theme for 2019 is - Blood Donation and Universal Access to Safe Blood Transfusion.
  • The main aim is to use it as a component of achieving universal health coverage.
  • The theme encourages more people all over the world to become blood donors and donate blood regularly.
  • It is an important occasion for all governments, national health authorities and national blood services to provide adequate infrastructures to increase collection of blood from regular unpaid blood donors.
  • It helps to mobilize support at national, regional and global levels among governments and development partners to invest in, strengthen and sustain national blood programmes.


Q. When is the World Blood Donor Day celebrated by all WHO member countries?
a. June 11th
b. June 12th
c. June 13th
d. June 14th

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