Today we will tell you today is national what day. Sometimes called World Blood Donor Day , sometimes World Blood Donor Day , its goal is to raise awareness of blood donation issues. Worldwide, eight out of ten people do not have access to blood safety .
World Blood Donor Day June 14
Thanks to the anonymous and secure blood donations of millions of people, thousands of lives are saved every day. But the possibility of receiving a blood transfusion, whether secure or not, varies enormously from one country to another. The needs of 18% of the world’s population monopolize 60% of the world’s supply, leaving the remaining 82% without satisfactory coverage.
The World Day of blood donation is both a retreat and a chance to thank all donors of voluntary and regular blood worldwide. Almost everyone can help save lives, either by becoming a regular donor or, if it is impossible for medical reasons, by volunteering on the days of blood collection.
As Dr. LEE Jong-wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), acknowledges, “Blood safety is a basic need in health systems in all countries, and the 192 Member States have recently agreed to officially celebrate World Blood Donor Day every year, thereby helping to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and safe donors. ”
WHO and other organizations have advocated clear strategies for increasing universal access to blood safety. These are based on the promotion of regular, voluntary and unpaid blood donation and national coordination of blood transfusion services.
Voluntary, unpaid and secure donations
Progress has been made on the issue of security. Yet, there is still much work to be done on a global scale. So far, only 40 countries have put in place a system based exclusively on voluntary blood donation. Despite some recent improvements in this important area, less than 30% of countries have a nationally coordinated transfusion service. Too many countries, including emerging countries, continue to rely on compensatory donations (that is, donations made by the patient’s family) or paid donations.
HIV-contaminated blood continues to be responsible for about 5% of HIV infections in Africa. While in many countries there are more and more blood safety tests, most developing countries are not seeking HIV, hepatitis B or C. Every year, six million infections are tested. that should have been practiced are not performed.
Four international organizations working to promote voluntary and unpaid blood donation to ensure safe blood transfusion, sponsor World Blood Donor Day: World Health Organization, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Red, the International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations and the International Society of Blood Transfusion. This year, the main events are organized by the National Transfusion Service of England and Wales.