Postal Stamp Image : HANDS HOLDING HEARTS 0829 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 01/10/1976
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0829
Stamp Information : The All India Blood Donation Day is observed in the country on October 1. The Day is celebrated to promote Blood Donation which is the only system that ensures the safety of both the donor and the recipient of blood. This system is recognised and practised in most countries of the orld and strongly advocated by the World Health Organization and other international agencies and the objective is that India should also switch over to the 100 per cent voluntary system as speedily as possible. Donating blood constitutes a unique service in as much as it enables an individual to give a fellow being the most precious gift- the gift of life- without the slightest harm of himself. It has been established by experts that donating blood is completely safe, and that the quantity donated is replaced by nature within a matter of hours. Blood transfusion forms a very important part of modern therapy and lives of countless people are saved thereby. Thee special significance of ythe Day is to focus the attention of the community towards a humanitarian activity. Every healthy citizen between the age of 18 and 60 can donate the gift of blood every 3 months and thus help in making available dequate quantities of blood the desire quality for the sick and the wounded throughout the country. Mass education in removing the inhibitions and superstitions of people would go a long ay in saving millions of lives which suffer for want of the precious fluid which can be provided only through human compassion. Fear, superstition and apathy hich are entertained by some people with regard to blood donation can be dispelled by the fact that millions give blood regualrly and thousands of them have made 100 or more donations. The Day aims at acquaintingthe public of their responsibility to the ess fortunate people of the country and to project the dramatic life-saving poer of blood transfusion. The Posts and Telegraphs Department deems it a privilege to associate itself with the observance of the All India Blood Donation Day by issuing a special postage stamp.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 12
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Red and Golden Yellow.
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