- Message from Secretary General ISBTI on WBDD 2020
World Blood Donor Day 2020
On 14 June 2020 WHO and all countries are celebrating World Blood Donor Day
The need for safe blood is universal. Safe blood is critical both for treatments and urgent interventions. The objectives of this year’s campaign are to:
• Celebrate and thank individuals who donate blood and encourage more people to start donating
•Raise wider awareness of the urgent need to increase the availability of safe blood for use wherever and whenever it is needed to save life;
•Demonstrate the need for universal access to safe blood transfusion and provide advocacy on its role in the provision of effective health care and in achieving universal health coverage
•Mobilize support at national, regional and global levels among governments and development partners to invest in, strengthen and sustain national blood programmes.
Theme and Slogan:
Talking about the campaign theme for this year World Blood Donor Day is Safe blood saves lives with the slogan Give blood and make the world a healthier place.
I take this opportunity to thank each of you involved in the voluntary donation movement with us.
You have been our pillars of strength in this challenging time when blood donation and camps are much needed and you all have not failed us.
Amidst the pandemic challenges we all pray for our donors who have been helping the humanity for years.
Wishing you all a very Happy and Safe World Blood Donor Day again.
Dr Sangeeta Pathak