A UK charity has broken the world record for organizing the largest number of blood donations in one day, according to a report in… the guard. The event took place on August 27 this year and the record was confirmed on September 17. The social justice charity Who Is Hussain co-hosted the event with the NHS Blood and Transplant (of the UK’s National Health Service), as well as Imam Hussain’s blood donation campaign. The blood donation campaign was part of the #GlobalBloodHeroes.
the guard said blood donation centers in the UK and in 27 countries including Argentina, Iraq and Thailand collected blood from more than 37,000 people who created the record. Volunteers in New Zealand started the blood collection as the day began and the last donations came in from the west coast of the US.
“The pandemic has hit blood reserves around the world hard. As hospitals struggle to meet demands, ‘Who is Hussain’ volunteers have teamed up to launch our Global Blood Heroes campaign. Donating blood is a universal act of compassion that can unite people around the world – we all bleed the same. We are so excited that so many new donors have come forward and many have pledged to donate again, and hopefully will continue to do so for years to come,” said Muntazir Rai, the director of the charity. in an edition.
Large numbers of new donors took part in the Global Blood Heroes campaign, with 50 percent of donations in Canada and 25 percent in the UK coming from first-time donors.
The official world record, confirming the record, said the total number of blood donations on that day was 37,018, surpassing the previous record of 34,723 set in 2020.