India Unique Places: Blood Donor’s Village


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The Gangolli village in Udupi district of Karnataka is famous as blood donors village. Everyone in the village is ready to donate blood at any time. 
The village is having a population of 18,000 people. The youths of this village have donated the blood 20-25 times and all the youth above 18 years are ready to donate blood at any time. A man called Divakar Kharvi, who has donated blood for 52 times, is the inspiration for the villagers. 
Diwakar Karvi Gangolli has put the theme of ‘saving a life’ before the villagers and turned them into blood donors. They organise minimum 12 camps in a year to create a stage for the blood donation.
Last year 704 units of blood were collected from 704 people. 
This is the only village called as blood donors village in the country where we can’t face problem of blood. Had this village is taken as the role model, probably there will no blood scarcity in the country, thereby saving many lives.