WHO Video: World Blood Donor Day 2014


Every day, about 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. Severe bleeding during delivery and after childbirth is a major cause of mortality, morbidity and long-term disability.

However, access to safe and sufficient blood and blood products and the rational and safe use of blood transfusion still remain major challenges in many countries around the world. The focus for this year’s campaign is “Safe blood for saving mothers”. The campaign will increase awareness about why timely access to safe blood and blood products is essential for all countries as part of a comprehensive approach to prevent maternal deaths. The campaign is also a call for action to “Give blood for those who give life”.

Blood Donation Camps

  • An emergency blood donation camp was organised by Rotaract District Nepal and Children for Green New Nepal on 12th Oct 2014 at Mangalbazar. The program was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mahatma Chameli Baiji, Lata Baiji from Nepal Manav Dharma Sewa Samiti  and Mrs. Mahendra Bilash Joshi, president of Blood Donors Association. About 49 pints of blood was collected during the event.

    Usually, there is acute shortage of blood in the blood bank during Dashain Tihar holidays when majority of the people are not available in the valley. To overcome such shortage, these kind of emergency blood donation camps plays a very important role to those who are in real need of blood even when there is shortage of blood in the blood bank.

  • World Blood Donor Day donation camp

    2070/2/25, Saturday, 10:00 AM

    A blood donation camp was held at Bhimsengola on the occassion of World Blood Donor Day 2013.  The program was jointly organised by Subharambha Youth Club and Prayeshwor Youth Club under the supervision of Blood Donors Association Nepal. Co-organizers for the event were Youth for Human Rights International Nepal Chapter, Listeren’s Club Nepal, Desh Darshan, Scouting 4Peace and Mirmire Yuba Samaj.

    The programs aimed to collect 200 pints of blood.

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