Salman donates his blood!


By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, Aug. 17 -- Even before he started his Being Human Foundation, Salman Khan has been involved with many charitable causes. So when he learnt that there was a blood donation drive at Santa Cruz's Khera Nagar on Sunday, he reached the venue with his Dabangg team at around 3:30 pm.

But by then the camp had called it a day. Khan wanted to call for a mobile van but when told that another camp was in progress at Bandra's Almeida Park, he proceeded there. Along with him, brothers, Arbaaz and Sohail, Dabangg's leading lady, Sonakshi Sinha, and director, Abhinav Kashyap donated blood.

"What's more, when Salman heard that the camp would continue for another couple of hours, he called his industry friends over," says a source.

Soon, his buddies, Ameesha and Ashmit Patel, Farah Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Dia Mirza and Dino Morea, sister Arpita and sister-in-law Malaika Arora Khan, had turned up. Even Khan's security queued up to donate blood. And just before the camp wound up at around 9:30 pm, Aamir Khan and Kangna Ranaut also showed up.

Riteish Deshmukh, who has shot a commercial for the organisers of the camp a couple of months ago, said that he had come to this camp on Khan's urging. "It was great to see so many people participating in the drive," he says. "I'm told that they collected more than 60,000 units on Sunday alone."