Every year, on June 14, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated, and 2022 is not an exception. The word “donor” itself derives from the Latin “danare” – to give, because donors often give others not only blood, but also life.

Donorship saves thousands of people every day, but every year more and more free blood is needed. Transfusion helps to prolong life; it is an integral part of certain surgical procedures and during natural disasters and catastrophes. To express respect for people who donate blood voluntarily and for free, as well as to attract new donors, World Blood Donor Day was created.

Donor Day is called for drawing attention of society to the problems of blood shortages and its diseases.

On this day, it is customary to greet and express gratitude to blood donors and to call on those who have not yet decided to join the ranks.

Every year on Donor Day, a specific theme is chosen, within which festive and educational events are held. Each theme of the campaign also contains a call to people around the world to become donors, because this is the only way to ensure blood supplies and its availability for all those in need.

This day unites people who are doing a great and important thing and draws attention of society to them and to current problems of lack of donor blood.