National Blood Donor Day in Kyrgyzstan Date in the current year: September 25, 2016

National Blood Donor Day in Kyrgyzstan National Blood Donor Day in Kyrgyzstan is celebrated on the last Sunday in September. It was officially established by the government of the Kyrgyz Republic in 1997 in order to honor the contribution of blood donors and promote voluntary blood donation.

Blood donors are people who voluntarily give their blood or its components for a community supply. In most developed countries, blood donors are unpaid volunteers who donate their blood to be stored in blood banks, special facilities that collect and preserve blood for later use by medical facilities.

The blood donation system of Kyrgyzstan was created in 1992, when President Askar Akayev signed the Law “On Donation of Blood and Its Components in the Kyrgyz Republic”. Four years later, the title and badge of Honorary Donor were created.

National Blood Donor Day was established in 1997 to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation for a community supply. On this day, people who have donated a certain amount of whole blood or plasma are awarded with the Honorary Donor badge.

Events and activities on the occasion are organized by the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan, and public health organizations.

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