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    World Blood Donor Day 2024: Recognize the Life-Saving Power of Blood Donations

    Every day, blood donors across the generously give their time to help patients in need through vital blood donations. On June 14th, we recognize and celebrate these life-saving contributions as part of World Blood Donor Day. Now in its 20th year, this year's theme “20 years of celebrating giving: thank you blood donors!” pays tribute to the commitment of donors worldwide who have stepped up to donate over the past two decades.

    Donating blood is a simple act with enormous impact. Just one pint can help save up to three lives. With millions of blood transfusions carried out annually for emergencies, cancer treatment, surgery and more, the need is constant. This year's campaign shines a light on donors past and present who have shared their gift of life to help those in need of transfusions. Whether a first-time or long-time donor, each contribution makes a difference.

    For those considering donating, it's a generally safe process. guidelines appropriately screen donors to ensure both donor and recipient safety. With basic health criteria like being over 18, weighing at least 50kg and meeting hemoglobin minimums, most healthy adults are able to donate. Beyond the recipient benefits, donors may see health perks too through overall medical evaluations and increased iron levels post-donation.

    This World Blood Donor Day, help spread awareness of the need for safe, voluntary blood donations within your community. Whether through social sharing, fundraising or registering as a donor yourself, small acts can have large impacts on patient care worldwide. To those who've already donated, thank you for your life-saving gifts. Together, through regular, responsible donations, we can work to ensure no one misses out on critical medical care due to a lack of blood supplies. Every donor truly makes a difference.

    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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