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Korean Red Cross thanks Jimin, fans for blood donations

  • Published : Oct 16, 2018 - 18:24
  • Updated : Oct 16, 2018 - 18:24

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Jimin of BTS must be proud of his dedicated fans, who just wrapped up a successful monthlong blood drive to celebrate the artist’s 24th birthday, which fell Saturday.

The Korean Red Cross recently said more than 750 fans had participated in the project, including some who couldn’t donate blood for various reasons. About 585 fans donated blood between Sept. 14 and Oct. 13.


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Jimin’s fans also donated about 2,000 items of BTS merchandise to the Red Cross and many even donated blood voucher cards, the organization said. The cards, which can be used at hospitals to cover transfusion costs, will be given to those in need under Jimin’s name.

As a token of its gratitude, the Korean Red Cross said it plans to send a letter of appreciation to the BTS member.

This isn’t the first time BTS fans supported the group by doing good in the world. Right after the Sewol ferry tragedy in 2014, BTS and its fans were quick to help by donating supplies to the affected families.

(lotus@heraldcorp.com)