Blood is nothing less than scarlet gold to an ailing patient. Blood may be a life-or-death situation for individuals who have been in an accident and have lost a lot of blood or who need it for medical treatment. Blood donation is a beautiful deed that can save lives.
As a result, it is a practice as to which organizations all over the globe raise awareness, and individuals are encouraged to step forward as donors as a symbol of humanity and the vital role that unpaid, volunteer blood donors play in national health systems. On June 14th, World Blood Donor Day is one of the most critical international days commemorated worldwide.
World Blood Donor Day 2021 Theme
“Give blood and keep the globe beating” is the World Blood Donor Day slogan in 2021. The message emphasizes the vital role blood donors play in keeping the globe pulsing by saving lives and boosting the health of others. It reaffirms the worldwide call for more individuals to give blood regularly and contribute to improved health.
The involvement of young people in ensuring a healthy blood supply will be a significant feature of this year’s campaign. Young people have been at the forefront of actions and efforts in several countries focused on ensuring safe blood supplies through voluntary, unpaid blood donations. In many countries, young people makeup such a large portion of the population and are typically full of idealism, passion, and creativity.
The campaign’s key objectives for this year are to:
- Thank all blood donors worldwide and raise public awareness about the need for regular, unpaid blood donation
- Encourage blood donation as a means of strengthening communal camaraderie and social Cohesion
- Urge young people to respond to the humanitarian appeal to donate blood and encourage others to do so
- Youth may play an essential role in improving health if they are given the opportunity
Benefits of Blood Donation
It is beneficial to your health to donate blood. It lowers iron levels in the body and lowers the risk of heart disease. According to research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, blood donors had an 88 per cent decreased risk of a heart attack. This is because eliminating iron from one’s system while giving blood lowers the risk of heart disease dramatically
Donating blood has also been demonstrated to lower cancer risk. Donating blood regularly has been linked to a decreased risk of cancer in the liver, lungs, colon, stomach, and throat. If given the opportunity, who wouldn’t want to reduce their cancer risk?
Reduced risk of hemochromatosis is among the health advantages of blood donation. Hemochromatosis is a disease induced by the body’s inadvertent absorption of iron. Donating blood regularly might assist in minimizing iron overload.
Blood replenishment could be beneficial to your health. The donor’s blood supply can be regenerated by blood donation. This aids the blood donor’s body in remaining healthy, functioning more effectively, and producing results.
Donating blood benefits, not just that individual, but it also adds to a socially responsible act. It also improves the donor’s overall health. Cell depletion permits new cells to be produced, which refreshes our body system.
Benefits Beyond Physical Health
Donating blood has health advantages that extend beyond the physical realm. Psychologically, donating blood might help you feel better about yourself. Because individuals experience a profound feeling of self-worth when they cannot help someone in need, knowing that your blood donation will be utilized to save lives can contribute to that sense of self-worth.
It’s never too late to donate blood and help save a life if you haven’t already done so and are healthy and able to. Because someone, somewhere, needs blood every few seconds. Whenever you donate a pint of blood, you can save up to three lives. Every pint of blood you receive comes from a generous donor if your healthcare journey takes an unexpected turn and you require blood. Take advantage of the chance to return the favour while you are still healthy.
“Blood isn’t like toilet paper; it’s like milk. You can’t just buy a whole lot and keep it for later; you need a consistent, fresh supply for people who require it.”
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