Bhubaneswar: As many as 12,325 units of blood were collected under the BJD’s Jeevan Bindu programme organised at 77 places across the State to mark the 74th birthday of party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday.
While the highest number of 772 units were collected from a blood donation camp held at Athagarh, second highest of 616 units and third highest of 511 units were collected from Brahmapur and Rourkela camps, respectively.
In district-wise, Cuttack contributed highest 1,534 units followed by Mayurbhanj 1,239 units and Ganjam 1,195 units on the day.
As many as 372 persons donated blood voluntarily at the Jeevan Bindu camp held at the BJD head office here where the Chief Minister encouraged blood donors and distributed certificates to them. Youths, students and women came up and donated blood at all centres.