Patna: A Muslim man from Bihar’s Darbhanga city chose humanity over his religion when he broke his Ramzan fast and donated his blood to save the life of a two-year-old child.
A few days ago, Aarti Kumari, the wife of a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan, who is posted in Arunachal Pradesh, had given birth to a boy at a private hospital. But soon after the baby’s condition deteriorated and he was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
As the medical staff struggled to arrange blood for him, the family decided to post a request on Facebook. As luck would have it, Ashfaq read the post in time and offered to help.
The man, Mohammad Ashfaq, recently came across a Facebook post, where the infant’s family had posted a message urging users to donate blood for the child.
It is pertinent to know that people having O negative blood group are known as universal donors. When Ashfaq reached the hospital and offered to donate his blood, the doctors initially, rejected his case and said that he was on a Ramzan fast.
Ashfaq told ANI, “I thought saving a life is more important and knowing that she is the daughter of a security personnel, this motivated me more to donate my blood.”
The grandparents added that he chose humanity over his religious duty and thanked him for saving the life of their granddaughter.
Last week, a similar incident occurred in Patna when a man, Jawed Alam broke his Ramzan fast and donated his blood to save the life of an eight-year-old boy, who was suffering from thalassemia.