SIE observes World Blood Donor Day

State Institute of Education (SIE) observed World Blood Donor Day on Friday to mark the anniversary of Karl Landsteiner.

Every year countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

The theme for Blood Donor Day 2019 was “Blood donation and universal access to safe blood transfusion” to achieve universal health coverage. The slogan for the campaign is “Safe blood for all” to raise awareness about the universal need for safe blood in the delivery of health care.