Mumbai, June 14: Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Monday donated blood to mark the 'World Blood Donor Day'.
The legendary former batsman also urged citizens to come forward and take part in voluntary blood donation. "We all have the power to save a life. Let's use it," he tweeted.
Tendulkar, who went for the blood donation along with his team, highlighted the value of blood in treating many medical conditions, and how the timely availability of safe blood for transfusion plays a vital role in saving human lives.
We all have the power to save a life. Let’s use it.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 14, 2021
Sharing a recent incident from my personal life that really touched my heart.
On #WorldBloodDonorDay, I request everyone who can donate blood to get in touch with a blood bank and understand how to do so safely. pic.twitter.com/DbjQoBOqp8
In a video posted on his social media handles, Tendulkar also spoke about his personal experience of a close relative in need of blood a few months back. Tendulkar said the incident inspired him to donate blood.