World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14 of each year, an occasion initiated by the World Health Organization in 2004 to raise awareness of the importance of meeting the basic blood requirements of a country and avoiding possible shortcomings. [19659002Thebabygirlwas"Whatcanyoudo?"Darsangre"Nowoften"astheMOMlookedforthepeoplesothatthetypicalquestionontheemergencycalendarcouldhelpushelptheyear:Thisisforanotherperson"BloodDiver"
"The transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives each year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions to live longer and with a better quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. It also has an essential role to save lives in the care of mother and child and during the emergency response to natural and man-made disasters, "said the WHO website.
He added:" A service of Blood that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quantity is a key component of an effective health system. An adequate supply can only be guaranteed through regular donations from voluntary and unpaid blood donors. "
The events of World Blood Donor Day will be organized by Athens, Greece, this year through the Hellenic National Blood Center.
The organization also shared a short moving video that emphasizes the need for more people to visit voluntarily the nearest blood donation center and donate blood to save those who need it.
The WHO also conducted a survey on its Twitter page asking people if conscious of their blood type.
] According to a survey conducted by Nexcare last year, 28 percent of people in the United States had no idea what blood group they belonged in. Also disturbing is the fact that 38 percent of Americans who are eligible to donate, less than 10 percent donate each year, reported US News.
It was also found that more than 60 percent of San donors Gre are over 40. Current trends show that very few young people are intensifying to replenish blood banks throughout the country, which is worrisome.
In case you are not sure if you are eligible to donate blood or how to find the nearest blood donation center, you can always visit the Red Cross Blood or America's Blood Centers websites to get all the information information you need.
In order to get new donors to start donating blood and inviting donors who have donated blood in the past but not in recent times, the Red Cross also started the #MissingType campaign on social media.
As part of the campaign, the letters A, B and O, the main blood types, disappeared from the brands, social networking pages, signs and websites that joined hands with the organization to spread the blood shortage in the country.
"Without Ace, Bs and Os, we can not save anyone," says the Red Cross website itself, which dispensed with the three let's choose "Unfortunately, there is still a shortage of blood and the number of new blood donors The Red Cross is shrinking every year, "said Cliff Numark, senior vice president of Red Cross Blood Services, Oakdale Leader reported. "That is why the Red Cross is asking those who have never donated blood and those who have not given a donation to save lives in a moment, you are the missing type that patients need"