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Give blood for those who give life

20 June 2014
Give blood for those who give life

Life Desk :
The World Blood Donor Day is observed by the World Health Organization every year on the 14th of June. The day has been selected as it is the birthdate of Karl Landsteiner, who has made an important contribution towards discovering blood groups.
The theme for this year's event focusses on the need of donor blood by women during pregnancy and delivery. It states- Give blood for those who give life. Blood is something that can be donated at regular intervals without affecting the donor. Blood that is donated is replaced by the body in a few days' time. The donor can be up on his feet a few minutes after the donation, yet blood donation is something that can save the life of another individual, be it a patient with an accident, blood disorder like thalassemia or a surgical complication.
The lack of blood donors in some regions is often due to laziness or the lack of awareness about the miracles that a pint of blood can do. If individuals are made aware of what difference they can make to an unknown person with a simple blood donation, it is likely that many more individuals will come forward and donate blood. The theme of this year's World Blood Donor Day highlights the need for blood by pregnant women. Some pregnant women especially suffer from severe blood loss during delivery or post-delivery necessitating an immediate blood transfusion.

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