YANGON, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) — A Myanmar citizen has claimed for the prize of Guinness World Record for his highest frequency of donating blood, the local weekly Yangon Times reported Wednesday.

U Khun Sai Maung Maung Gyi started to donate his blood in February 1956 and has completed 204 times by August 2010, the report said, adding that he has already applied for registering with the Guinness World Record.

Competing for the Guinness record is also an Indian rival, who donated blood for 156 times.

Although donation of blood in Myanmar is restricted for those over 65 years old, the 68-year-old Khun Sai Maung Maung Gyi is allowed to continue blood donation as an exceptional case as he enjoys good health for having vegetables.

He is a retired colonel but an organizer of blood donation in the Myanmar Red Cross Society.

After the 205th time of donation in December, he will stop the charity move due to his age, the report said.

Editor: Bi Mingxin

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