Globally, June 14 is observed as the World Blood Donor Day. Bhutan joins the global community on this special day, with the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organization and Bank of Bhutan, spearheading the advocacy and awareness activities. This year the theme of the day is “Don’t wait until the disaster strikes. What can you do? Give Blood, Give Now, Give Often”. The global focus this year is on blood donation in emergencies. In crisis or emergency situation, the natural human response is “What can I do? How can I help?” The significance of observing World Blood Donor Day was to appreciate and encourage voluntary blood donors. Bhutan, thus, commits to reach 100% voluntary blood donation. Currently, Bhutan has reached 77 % voluntary non-remunerated blood donation. Therefore, more voluntary donors are encouraged to come forward to donate their precious gift of life to the patients in need of it.
In addition to the blood donation event, blood donor motivational video was also launched as a part of the celebration to motivate and encourage our noble blood donors, donor organizations and donor motivators to accomplished towards 100% voluntary non-remunerated blood donation in 2020. Read More on Annual Blood Bank-Report 2016