CAIRO – 14 June 2021: Every year, countries all over the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day, which falls on June 14. This annual event is an occasion to give thanks to voluntary blood donors who give their blood to save lives.
Also on that day, the level of awareness is raised about the need to continue to donate to ensure the quality of the donated blood and blood products, as well as the level of its availability and safety for patients in need.
Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. This process can extend the lives of patients with life-threatening conditions and raise the quality of their life. It also provides considerable support in complex medical and surgical procedures.
This operation also plays an essential role in saving the lives of mothers and children in their care, and during emergency response to man-made and natural disasters.
Blood supply services that provide patients with access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quantities are a key component of an effective health system.
An adequate supply of blood can only be ensured thanks to the regular and unpaid donation of voluntary donors.
However, existing blood supply services in many countries face the challenge of providing adequate quantities of blood and ensuring its quality and safety at the same time.