SRINAGAR — A 61-year-old man from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has earned recognition as the ‘Blood Man of Kashmir’ as he has donated over 200 pints of blood so far.
Abdul Majeed Bhat (61), a resident of Pingalgam Singoo Narbal in Kakapora tehsil of Pulwama, has been donating blood since 1984.
“I have been donating blood since 1984, and every year, I do it three to four times,” Majeed, also known by the name of Majeed Narbali or Majeed Gamgeen told the news agency KNO.
“Today, on World Blood Donor Day, I have donated the 201st pint of blood at the Government Degree College Pulwama,” he said.
Majeed said the youth in his area have got inspired by his social work and whenever there is an emergency, they themselves visit hospitals and donate blood.
Gamgeen said he donates blood irrespective of religion as “humanity is above everything”. “There were several instances when I received SOS calls for blood donation. I don’t ask them about the credentials of the receiver; I just confirm the address where I have to reach,” he said.
Majeed said there is a need to educate our youth about humanity as it is above all other things. “In order to seek solace, spiritual healing and satisfaction, youth must come forward in all social works including donating blood,” he said.
Meanwhile, the locals of the area said that Majeed has been active in arranging money for the marriage of orphan girls, food for the needy in hospitals and cleaning hospital premises and other important places.