Chandigarh,14.06.18-As per World Health Organisation (WHO), every few seconds, someone, somewhere needs blood and therefore to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on 14th June, 2018, the WHO has proposed the theme "Be there for someone else" and the slogan "Give blood, share life" to encourage  voluntary blood donation. World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14 every year on the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, who discovered the human blood groups and was awarded noble prize for the same.

The Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh celebrated World Blood Donor Day on June 14, 2018 by organizing three blood donation camps at Punjab Raj Bhawan in the state of art facility "Blood Mobile Van" inaugurated by Honorable Governor Punjab  & Administration, U.T., Chandigarh Sh. V.P. Badnore. He appreciated the state of the art facility of blood mobile van which is unique in its public outreach for the promotion of volunteer blood donation. Second blood donation camp was at Bridge Market, Sector 17, Chandigarh organized by Shree Shiv Kanwar Mahasangh Charitable Trust, Regd., Panchkula also inaugurated by Honorable Governor of Punjab and honored Plateletpheresis & whole blood donors on this occasion. Third blood donation camp was at "Blood Donation Centre" in Advanced Trauma Centre in PGIMER, Chandigarh. Voluntary blood donors were facilitated by mementoes, certificates and pens as a token of appreciation. Around 300 units of blood were collected on this occasion.