World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 12 every year since 2004. The event is celebrated with a view to thank all the selfless and thoughtful blood donors for their life-saving act and to raise awareness of the need for safe blood donations.
The history behind the date of celebration of WDD is the Nobel prize winner Scientist Karl Landsteiner. He has got the credit for finding the ABO blood group system. World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on the birthday of Karl Landsteiner which was on 14th June, who discovered various blood groups. Before Carl detected blood groups, blood transfusions used to happen without knowing the various blood groups. This discovery made Karl Landsteiner win the Nobel Prize in the year 1930.
Theme 2020 is “Safe blood saves lives” with the slogan “Give blood and make the world a healthier place”. Every year, a host country is chosen to celebrate the National Blood Donation Day. Due to the Corona-virus outbreak, the WHO will conduct a global virtual campaign this year. The idea is to focus on the contribution an individual giver can make to improve health for others in the community.
Al Qalam International School located at the outskirt of Ramanathapuram district of Tamilnadu is one among the units of Al Qalam Educational Trust, Chennai. School was establishment in 2019 and provides a child oriented and value based instruction drawing out the innate capacities of students of Ramanathapuram area.
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