World Blood Donor Day takes place on June 14 each year.
Blood, a major means of saving lives of patients in the public health sector, saves lives and improves the health and quality of life of many patients. However, the truth is that not all those who need it have access to it.
Proceeding from this, the World Health Organization on the theme of “Give blood and keep the world beating” for this year’s World Blood Donor Day has called on all countries to increase the number of voluntary, unpaid donors who donate blood regularly with a view to ensuring that everyone who needs safe blood has access to it.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, despite limited mobility and other challenges, blood donors in many countries have continued to donate blood and plasma to patients who need transfusion.
In the DPRK voluntary, non-remunerated donors who give much blood for society and the people receive congratulations, and their patriotic deeds are given wide publicity to encourage more people to donate blood.
The country also makes sure that all the people have a good understanding of the importance of blood in medical treatment, and that officials in the transfusion sector display a high sense of responsibility in fully providing safe, quality blood to those who need it.