India’s Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar donated blood on the special day of World Blood Donor Day. He urged citizens to come forward and take part in blood donation. Sachin Tendulkar along with his team in Mumbai went for blood donation on Monday morning. He highlighted the value of blood requirement in the treatment of many medical illnesses, and how the easy availability of blood can play a vital role in saving lives. In a video posted on his social media handles, Tendulkar talked about his personal experience of a close relative in need of blood a few months back.
We all have the power to save a life. Let’s use it.
Sharing a recent incident from my personal life that really touched my heart.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 14, 2021
Sachin Tendulkar and his mates volunteered for the blood donation, to encourage others to participate. It has seen Master Blaster actively participate in creating awareness about blood donations through supporting various initiatives.
A few months back, Tendulkar tested positive for Covid-19 and was also hospitalized. He later contributed to the cause of ‘Misson Oxygen’ to help the Nation fight the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic
“The second wave of COVID has put our healthcare system under immense pressure. Providing oxygen for a large number of serious COVID patients is the need of the hour. It is heartening to see how people are rising to the occasion. A group of 250 young entrepreneurs have launched Mission Oxygen to raise funds for importing oxygen concentrators and donating them to hospitals across the country,” Tendulkar posted a statement on Twitter.
“I’ve helped by contributing to the cause and hope that their effort soon reaches out to many more hospitals across India. Your support when I was playing was invaluable and helped me succeed. Today, we have to stand together behind everyone that is working hard to fight this pandemic,” he added.