Concerned at the massive shortage of blood in the country due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Sachin Tendulkar donated blood on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day and urged citizens to come forward and take part in voluntary blood donation.
Sachin, who went in for the blood donation this morning along with his team, highlighted the value of blood in treating many medical conditions, and how the timely availability of safe blood for transfusion plays a vital role in saving human lives.
In a video posted through his social media handles, Sachin spoke about his personal experience of a close relative in need of blood a few months back. This inspired Sachin to donate blood and be of help to someone in need, and to also raise awareness about the shortage of blood in the country.
Sachin and his team volunteered for the blood donation, hoping to set an example for others to follow. It must be noted that Sachin has been actively involved in creating awareness about blood donations through supporting various initiatives. The Master Blaster had earlier posted a video encouraging Mumbaikars to come forward for the blood donation camp organised by the Lalbaugcha Raja organising committee. Recently during his birthday, he had promised to donate blood and World Blood Donor Day has seen him living up to his promise!