The Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar turned 48 today. On this celebrated occasion, the legendary cricketer requested COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma.
The Coronavirus has wreaked havoc in India with the country reporting as many as 3.50 lakh cases on a daily basis. Several states have complained about the lack of oxygen and the situation looks gloomy at the moment.
Tendulkar, who tested positive for COVID-19 last month, shared a video on his official social media accounts and urged the COVID-19 survivors to lend a helping hand by donating plasma. He further revealed that he, himself, will be donating the plasma when it is permissible.
“Big thank you all of you. Last year I had inaugurated a plasma donation center, and their message was if plasma is given at the right time, patients can recover faster. I, too, when permissible, would be donating plasma; I have had a word with my doctor.”
“All of those who have recovered from COVID-19, consult your doctor, and when permissible, please donate blood. With this, problems we are facing can be reduced. Please donate blood and help fellow Indians.”
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In the video, Tendulkar admitted that the previous month was pretty tough on him. He further thanked the fans, his family and the doctors for their support.
“Thank you, everyone, for your birthday wishes. It has truly made my day. The last month has been a tough one for me. I tested positive and had to be isolated for 21 days. Your good wishes, my family and friends’ good wishes, and last but not the least, the doctors and the staff kept me in a positive frame of mind and helped me recover.”
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