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Who is Hussain: World Record smashed as British Charity recruits over 37,000 blood donors on single day

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Business | September 19, 2022 2:57:50 PM IST
London [UK], September 19 (ANI/PRNewswire): On September 17, social justice charity, Who is Hussain, has announced that they have broken the world record for the largest blood drive in history.

Officially confirmed on September 17, Who is Hussain carried the record-breaking #GlobalBloodHeroes campaign on the August 27, 2022, which saw thousands of people across 27 countries donate blood on a single day. Volunteers in New Zealand kicked off the blood drive as the day began and the final donations came in from the West Coast of USA.

Authenticated by the Official World Records, the total number of blood donations was 37,018, beating the previous record of 34,723 set in 2020. With up to 3 lives saved per donation, over 110,000 lives could be saved by the charity's efforts.

Muntazir Rai, Director of Who is Hussain, said: "Who is Hussain was founded just over a decade ago, inspired by the compassionate legacy of Hussain ibn Ali. It's incredible to think that the selfless altruism of this man, who lived over a thousand years ago, has inspired over 37,000 people to participate in the biggest blood drive in history.

"The pandemic hit blood reserves across the world hard. With hospitals struggling to meet demands, Who is Hussain volunteers rallied together and launched our Global Blood Heroes campaign. Donating blood is a universal act of compassion that can unite people all around the world - we all bleed the same. We're so excited that so many first-time donors came forward and many have committed to donating again, and will continue to, hopefully, for years to come."

The Global Blood Heroes campaign saw large numbers of first-time donors take part; with 50 per cent of donations in Canada and 25 per cent in the UK coming from those giving blood for the very first time.

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