World Blood Donor Day Observed on 14th June [ Current Affairs ]


Every year 14th June is observed as the World Blood Donor Day across the world in order to increase the public awareness about the necessity for safe blood donation. The main aim behind observation of this day is to spread awareness about the requirement for safe and secure blood supplies.

  • It also aims to offer an occasion to draw public consideration to the importance of blood donation for saving lives.

Key Facts

  • “Blood connects us all” is the theme of year 2016 which highlights the collective bond that all people share in their blood.
  • “Share life, give blood” is the slogan of 2016 which means to seek attention to the role that voluntary donation systems play in cheering people to care for one another and encouraging community cohesion.
  • This year in 2016 Netherlands is the host country for the World Blood Donor Day.


  • Since 2004 World Blood Donor Day is being celebrated annually.
  • The day aims to raise attentiveness on the need for safe blood and blood products and to recognize blood donors for their controlled donations.
  • It is one of 8 official global public health drives which are observed by the WHO.

About WHO

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specific agency of the United Nations that is worried with international public health.
  • WHO was established on 7th April 1948.
  • Currently more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 local offices and at our head office in Geneva. The main objective of WHO is “the fulfillment by all people of the main probable level of health” WHO importantly works to decrease morbidity and mortality and improve health during key stages of life, including pregnancy, childbirth, the neonatal period, childhood and adolescence, and improve sexual and reproductive health and encourage active and healthy elderly for all individuals.

- Published on: June 14, 2016