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* Sri Lanka to mark World Blood Donor Day 2014 today
Sat, Jun 14, 2014, 12:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka will mark World Blood Donor Day 2014 that falls on today at a ceremony to be held at the BMICH in Colombo.

The commemoration of the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) global event organized by the Ministry of Health, National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), will take place this morning at the BMICH premises.

The focus of this year's World Blood Donor Day campaign is "Safe blood for saving mothers".

Sri Lanka is the first ever South Asian country to host the WBDD global event in 2014 and Sri Lanka will be the second country in the South-East Asian region to host the global event. Thailand was the only other Asian country which had the opportunity to host the event before.

Sri Lanka held a week-long World Blood Donor Day celebration from 9th to 14th June 2014.

Marking the WBDD Global Event today a donor felicitation and a poster exhibition will be conducted at BMICH premises.

A gathering of 1,500 participants will be selected from the blood donors and organizers of blood donation campaigns for the felicitation.

A poster exhibition also will be held with the participation of school children Island wide.

Parallel to the main event, launching of the SMS system on donor management and issuing of the first day cover will also take place today.

Thirteen countries will take part in this event, Health Ministry sources said.

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