National Voluntary Blood Donation Day

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Every year National Voluntary Blood Donation Day is observed on 1st October. It is observed to raise awareness about Blood donation and promote voluntary Blood donation in the country. 

This year the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organised Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsava countrywide mega drive for voluntary blood donation from 17th September to 1st October this year. 

When was it started? 

The National Voluntary Blood Donation was first observed in 1975. It was started by the Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology.


World Blood Donor day is observed on 14 June every year in the world. 

The theme of the World Blood Donor day 2022 is: Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives.

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