World Blood Donor Day
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World Blood Donor Day is also celebrated every year on 14th June to thank voluntary blood donors for their life saving gifts.
History of the day
World Blood Donor Day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, who was born on 14 June 1868.
In the year 2004, WHO celebrated World Blood Donor Day for the first time, to encourage people of all countries to donate blood to save lives.
The theme of this year's World Blood Donor Day is "Donating blood is an act of solidarity, so be a part of the effort and save lives".
Blood related information
During 1900-1901, Karl Landsteiner discovered the ABO blood group of human blood and the Rh factor, an important element found in blood.
Blood pressure is measured with a sphygmomanometer.
The highest amount of iron or iron metal is found in the blood.
The pH value of human blood is 7.4.
The blood group O is called "Universal Blood Donor".
Blood group AB: is "Universal Blood Recipient".
Blood is a type of "liquid connective tissue".
Blood is present in the body in the amount of 07 percent of the total weight of the human body.
Antibody is not found in blood group AB.
Both antibodies are found in blood group O.
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