Important Days and Theme – May 8

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Important Days and Theme – May 8

World Red Cross Day:

  • World Red Cross day is celebrated on 8 May.
  • Henry Dunant was the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC) and the winner of the first Nobel Peace Prize.
  • World Red Cross day is celebrated on his birthday, who was born on 8 May 1828.
  • The first Red Cross Day was celebrated on May 8, 1948.
  • In 1984, the official title of the day changed into “World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day”.
  • This day is celebrated to do blood collection, disaster relief, aid to soldiers and victims of war, etc.,

 7 Principles of Red Cross:

  1. Humanity
  2. Impartiality
  3. Neutrality
  4. Independence
  5. Voluntary service
  6. Unity
  7. Universality

World Thalassaemia Day:

  • World Thalassemia Day is to observe Thalassemia victims and to encourage them.
  • Thalassemia is a blood disorder which destroys large numbers of red blood cells and leads to anemia.
  • The theme of World Thalassaemia Day is ‘Dawning of a new era for thalassaemia’.
  • In its type, Beta thalassemia is a common blood disorder in worldwide.
  • It occurs most frequently in people from Mediterranean countries, North Africa, India.

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