CHHATARPUR — Rafat Khan, 36, was about to leave his house in Chhatarpur to offer namaz when he received a phone call about Vikas Gupta who was in need of A positive blood. The 60-day-old baby boy suffering from anaemia in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district was needing blood to save his life. Khan did not hesitate even for a second and raced his motorcycle to the district hospital after receiving the desperate call from the father of the ailing child and donated his blood.
The religion did not stop this Muslim man and he got satisfaction only after a smile appeared on the face of the ailing child.
The baby suffered from anaemia, a condition caused due to deficiency of healthy red blood cells that carry adequate oxygen to body’s tissues.
Without a second thought, I picked up my motorcycle and rushed to the district hospital to donate blood to the ailing child, Khan told PTI on Sunday.
Khan said the baby’s father Jitendra, who is a resident of Manoria village, had contacted him after he failed to source blood and was cheated by a tout.
The tout allegedly took Rs 750 from Jitendra on the pretext of arranging for blood, he said. Talking to PTI, Jitendra said, “My son’s condition has improved now after Khan donated blood. He came like an angel and donated blood with a smile when my child needed it desperately.”
Paediatrician Dr Mukesh Prajapati, who is in-charge of the special newborn care unit at the district hospital, said the baby’s condition was stable after he received blood.
Khan is not a first-time donor and has donated blood at least 13 times in the span of one year. The noble act gave him joy and satisfaction, he said. (With input from PTI)