3,000 students join forces to create the world’s largest human blood drop

Published: 13 June 2012 18:00 CET

Back in February, the Republic of Korea National Red Cross, which is hosting World Blood Donor Day, decided to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation, by attempting to create the world’s largest human blood drop.

And so one chilly morning 3,000 students from Baekseok University, Cheonan City came together, all in red, at the Phoenix Park ski resort. The resulting ‘drop’ broke the previous record and will go into the next edition of the Guiness Book of Records.

The theme for this year’s World Blood Donor Day is that every blood donor is a hero and the World Health Organization has produced a collection of eye-catching posters to promote the idea and a website at http://www.who.int/worldblooddonorday/en/ to promote the importance of blood donation.


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