The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed his gratitude and thanks to Algeria for hosting the official celebrations of World Blood Donor Day corresponding to June 14, 2023, which is celebrated all over the world.
The Director-General of the World Health Organization highlighted the challenge faced by some countries around the world to provide and secure donations of blood and plasma for patients, whether due to poor facilities.
health, conflicts, or humanitarian crises,” pointing to “the importance of donating blood and plasma for anemia and cancer patients,” a process that he said “remains crucial in responding to urgent cases and combating many communicable diseases.”
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed that this day, which was officially designated by the World Health Organization as an annual event in 2005, “provides a special opportunity to celebrate voluntary blood donors in all parts of the world and to thank these heroes for their donation of blood and plasma, which is a decisive factor in saving lives and introducing Joy to their family and loved ones.”
The Director-General of the World Health Organization also thanked all workers in the health sector in all countries and all those involved in the path of blood donation, civil organizations and partners in the media sector, stressing that blood donation has become a major axis that requires action in order to ensure that everyone has access to safe blood transfusion services.
The Director-General of the World Health Organization concluded his speech during his participation in the activities celebrating the World Blood Donor Day via video conference technology, that the slogan of the World Blood Donor Day campaign for 2023 is “Donate blood, donate plasma, share life, share a lot.”
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