India achieves a new milestone in voluntary blood donation

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With more than one lakh people voluntarily donated blood in a single day (as per provisional reports till 7:40 pm on 17 September), the country has surpassed the previous best of 87,059 (2014) to create a new world record.

This is a significant achievement in the countrywide mega voluntary blood donation drive, Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav which was kickstarted by Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya by donating blood at a blood donation camp at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. Dr. Mandaviya hailed the extraordinary achievement in his tweet.