The National Voluntary Blood Donation Day on 1 October celebrated every year in India since on 1 October 1975. It is organised by National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC) and National AIDS Control Organisation, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Government of India. The main objectives of observing this day are :- To increase awareness among the people and the importance of voluntary blood donation. To achieve 100 percent Voluntary Blood Donation, so as to be able to give the safest blood to the needy patients. To have enough blood stock in our blood banks for any eventuality. To inspire those who has not donated blood but are in good health, to start donating blood. To inspire those donors who donate blood only for their relatives or friends, to donate voluntarily.