India scripted a new world record of maximum number of blood donations in a single day yesterday on the occasion of the 72nd birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi under ‘Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav’. This was the largest country-wide Blood Donation Drive.
Over 90 thousand donors donated blood in over 6000 approved camps. The campaign was aimed at increasing awareness regarding regular non-remunerated voluntary blood donations and ensure that blood or its components are available, accessible, affordable and safe.
As per 2021 statistics, India’s annual requirement is around 1.5 crore units.