World Blood Donor Day celebrated

Islamabad: World Blood Donor Day was celebrated on Friday June 14 to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

With the slogan “Give the gift of life: donate blood”‚ this year’s campaign‚ the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day‚ will focus on the value of donated blood to the patient‚ not only in saving life‚ but also in helping people live longer and more productive lives.

Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life‚ and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. However‚ in many countries‚ there is not an adequate supply of safe blood‚ and blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available‚ while also ensuring its quality and safety.