The fourteent (14th) day of June, every year, is celebrated to appreciate and thank the people who donate blood to their fellow human beings, during the times of need.
According to the website of the World Blood Donor’s Day (http://www.wbdd.org/) people donate over 80 million units of blood annualy, but only 38% of the total is collected in developing countries, where 82% of the global population live.
Safe blood donation is a virtue because it can help save lives. However, there are genuine concerns about unsafe blood donations. Research has revealed, the experts say, that unsafe blood transfusion causes of transfer of the Human Immuno – deficiency Virus (HIV) that leads to the uncurable disease we know as AIDS.
Urging our readers to donate blood, according to the medical conditions that are prescribed by the experts, we also caution them to be careful about habitual donors who sell their blood for commercial purposes and, in the process, play havoc with lives of the indiviudals and their families.
Nevertheless, in the spirit of the day we pay our tributes to those donors who donate their blood for betterment of the human health. It is a virtue and shall be continued, while taking extra care.