Important Events Of May-8

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World Thalassemia Disease Day 

  • World Thalassemia Day is celebrated every year on May 8th to commemorate Thalassemia victims and to encourage those who struggle to live with the disease.
  • Thalaseemia is a disease that can occur in birth children.
  • Thalaseemia is a disease that can occur via inheritance.
  • The hemoglobin in the blood for thalassemia is less in size.so this leads to problem of the breathe in oxygen from the lungs to the other area.
  • May 8 this day was celebrated to People are aware of this disease.
  • Thalassemia has two types – Thalassemia Minor and Thalassemia Major.
  • The Thalassemia Minor is not very bad.
  • If the child is not well aware of thalassemia major defective children, the baby may die within 3 to 5 years.
  • World Thalassemia Day 2019 theme is: Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patients.’

World Red Cross and Crescent Day

Jean Henri Dunant, founder of the Red Cross
  • The World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on May 8th in all countries.
  • The Red Cross is an system Created to help victims during the war.
  • This date is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant who was born 8 May 1828 is the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.
  • On the 8th of May 1948 the First  Red Cross Day was celebrated.
  • Since 1984, Red Cross Day and Red Lunar Day are celebrated on May 8.
  • First it was called the Red Cross Day However, since 1984, it has been known as the World Red Cross and Crescent Day.
  • World Red Cross and Crescent Day 2019 theme is: Love

Important Events: 

  • Parents’ Day (South Korea)
  • Truman Day (Missouri)
  • Veterans Day (Norway)
  • Victory in Europe Day, and its related observances (Europe): Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War, continues to May 9
  • White Lotus Day (Theosophy)
  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day (International)

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