Vadodara:  Spearheading a blood donation drive for last many years, an IAS officer was today weighed in 79 litres of blood donated by 513 people at a village near here.

Gujarat Home Department Additional Chief Secretary Sudeep  Kumar Nanda was today given the ‘Rakta tula sanman’ (honour of weighing in blood) at a camp organised in Kalla village near here.

Around 513 people participated in the donation camp and collected 79 litres of blood to balance the bureaucrat’s 79 kgs frame.

Nanda has been taking forward the blood donation drive for last 12 years so that the blood collected at such camps can be utilised for the needy patients from weaker section of the society.

The camp was organised by the local Faiz charitable trust and Suraktam blood bank.

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