Mexico will host World Blood Donor Day 2022 through its National Blood Centre, and the global event will take place on June 14 in the city.
According to the World Health Organization, World Blood Donor Day is commemorated every year on June 14 with the goal of raising awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion (WHO). The day also recognises the vital role that unpaid and voluntary blood donors play in saving lives in health care systems.
The day is marked to support and provide a chance for health authorities to provide enough resources to improve blood collection from unpaid, volunteer blood donors, as well as to manage blood and transfusion access. It also helps “national blood transfusion services, blood donor organisations, and other non-governmental organisations enhance and extend their voluntary blood donor programmes by improving national and local policies and procedures. campaigns” said the WHO.
Blood and blood products, according to the World Health Organization, are essential resources for the effective management of women suffering from pregnancy and childbirth-related bleeding, children suffering from severe anaemia, patients with blood and bone marrow disorders, inherited haemoglobin disorders, immune-deficiency conditions, victims of trauma, emergencies, disasters, and accidents, among others.
Every day, transfusions using safe blood and blood products save a number of lives. While the need for blood is universal, access to it is not, according to reports. According to the WHO, blood shortages are particularly severe in low- and middle-income nations.
The topic for World Blood Donor Day in 2022 is:
‘Donating blood is an act of solidarity,’ is the tagline and theme for World Blood Donor Day in 2022. ‘Join the fight to save lives.’ The goal of the day is to raise awareness about the importance of volunteer blood donations in saving lives and strengthening community bonds.
The day will be hosted by Mexico’s National Blood Centre, and the global event will take place on June 14 in the city.
The promotion for World Blood Donor Day in 2022 is as follows:
According to the WHO, this year’s campaign has four specific objectives: thank blood donors around the world and raise public awareness about the importance of regular, unpaid blood donation; emphasise the need for committed, year-round blood donation to maintain adequate supplies and ensure universal and timely access to safe blood transfusion; and recognise and promote the values of voluntary unpaid blood donation in enhancing community solidarity and social cohesion.