World Blood Donor Day 2021: Why 'World Donor Day' is celebrated every year, know the facts related to it here - Newztezz Online


Sunday, June 13, 2021

World Blood Donor Day 2021: Why 'World Donor Day' is celebrated every year, know the facts related to it here

World Blood Donor Day 2021: World Blood Donor Day or World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on 14 June, this day has been declared as Blood Donation Day by the World Health Organization. 
Established in the year 2004, the objective of this program is to raise awareness about the need for safe blood blood products and to express gratitude to donors by encouraging them to donate safe life saving blood. On the occasion of World Blood Donation Day, today we are going to tell you about some interesting facts related to blood donation. Let's know-

Why celebrate World Blood Donor Day

On June 14, Nobel Prize winner Karl Landsteiner was born. These are the scientists who got the credit for discovering the ABO blood group system. World Blood Donation Day is celebrated on the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, who traced blood groups. Before the discovery of blood groups by Karl Landsteiner, blood transfusions were done without group information. For this discovery, Karl Landstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930.

Interesting facts about blood donation-

While donating blood, only one unit of blood of the donor's body is taken.

There are 10 units i.e. 5 to 6 liters of blood in the body of a normal person.

- 'O negative' blood group is called universal donor, it can be given to a person of any blood group.

- In times of emergency like when a newborn child or others need blood and his blood group is not known, then 'O negative' blood can be given to him.

A person can donate blood from the age of 18 to 60 years.

-. Men can donate blood regularly at an interval of 3 months and women 4 months.

If ever after donating blood you have dizziness, sweating, weight loss or any other kind of problem persists for a long time, then you should not donate blood.

Only 7 percent of the people in India have blood group 'O negative'.

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