World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is celebrated every year on June 14th. It is a worldwide event celebrating and thanking the voluntary unpaid donors who donate their blood, but also raising awareness of how important blood donation is to provide safe blood and blood products. Blood is vital. The provision […]

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World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day 2020

World MS Day is celebrated each year on 30th May. It was initiated in 2009 by members of the MS international federation to bring together the global MS community to raise awareness of MS, share their stories and campaign for better services and effective treatment for people with MS. The […]

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World Blood Cancer Day 2020

World Blood Cancer Day (WBCD) takes place every year on the 28th May to raise awareness of blood cancer, and the active role you can take in helping fight blood cancers. Blood cancer is an umbrella term for cancers that form due to defects in the blood forming (hematopoetic) system. […]

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World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day

19th May: World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day 2020 The focus of World IBD day in 2020 is to “Make IBD work!”. Around 3.4 million people in Europe (10 million worldwide) live with IBD, an umbrella term for the chronic diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, which cause inflammation of […]

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Day of Immunology 2020

Autoimmunity and Autoinflammation The first Day of Immunology (DoI), an initiative created by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), was celebrated on 29th April 2005, gathering together immunologists across Europe to bring immunology to the attention of the public. Due to its great success, DoI has been celebrated annually […]

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World Health Day 2020

Support Nurses and Midwives Every year the 7th April marks the celebration of World Health Day. Each year World Health Day aims to highlight a specific health theme or priority area from the World Health Organisation (WHO). In the past 50 years this has included issues from mental health, to […]

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World Kidney Day 2020

World Kidney Day 2020

This year world kidney day falls on Thursday March 12th 2020. World Kidney Day is celebrated annually to continue to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease and its increasing burden worldwide. The theme of the 2020 campaign is to highlight the importance of preventative measures to avert the onset and […]

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Rare Disease Day 2020

Rare Disease Day 2020

Each year, Rare Disease Day is celebrated on the last day in February, a rare 28 day month that once in every four years has an even rarer day, the 29th February. This year, 2020, Rare Disease day falls on the 29th February. The main objective of today is to […]

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World Childhood Cancer Day 2020

Established in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International (CCI), international childhood cancer day takes place on the 15th February each year. On this day members of CCI stand united to raise awareness of childhood cancer, to support survivors and their families and to campaign for the rights of every child and […]

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World Cancer Day

Today marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day. Since its inception on 4th February 2000, World Cancer Day has helped to raise the profile of cancer research, generate greater understanding of the disease and promote respect for those living with cancer, as well as highlighting the need for funding […]

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