14th June "The World Donor Day" is an initiative by WHO. The aim of this day is to spread awareness about blood donations and the need for safe blood and blood products.
This year the Slogan is "Give Blood and Keep the World Beating".
The slogan highlights the contribution of blood donors in saving lives and improving the health of others.
There are few laws that regulate blood donation in India.
The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and the Rules thereof provide the legal framework for regulating the functioning of blood banks. The government adopted the National Blood Policy (NBP) in April 2002, to develop a system to ensure an adequate and safe blood supply. The establishment of the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) at the centre and Drug Controllers in the states is to ensure quality and to monitor the functioning of blood banks. The NBP envisages technical training in transfusion medicine and encourages the use of current technology for BTS; it even provides for a corpus of the fund to be used for research and development in the field of transfusion medicine and related technology.