Blood Donation Camps in India: Aug-Sept, 2009

Blood Donation Camp Report

September 06, 2009: Punjab, Bassi Pathana

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Bassi Pathana, Fatehgarh on 6th September, 2009.

September 05, 2009: Maharashtra, Kolhapur

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Rendaal, Hupri, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, on 5th September, 2009. The number of volunteers who donated blood was 75.

August 23, 2009: Uttar Pradesh, Hapur

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Hapur, UP on 23rd August, 2009. 97 volunteers donated blood.

August 23, 2009: Uttar Pradesh, Muradabad

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Muradabad, UP on 23rd August, 2009. The number of volunteers who donated blood was 246.

August 16, 2009: Haryana, Faridabad

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Faridabad (Haryana) by the local Branch of the Sant Nirankari Mission, on Sunday, August 30, 2009. As many as 235 devotees of the Mission donated their blood. Earlier, the Branch organized one such camp in Ballabhgarh on May 5 and another at Palwal on August 16, where the blood collecting teams collected 52 and 66 units of blood, respectively.

The blood collecting teams came from the Indian Red Cross Society, Delhi and the local B.K. Hospital. Special care was taken to ensure hygienic atmosphere and pre-donation tests. Snacks etc. were served to the donors by the Branch.

Rev Kirpa Sagar, Member Incharge Press and Publicity, Publications and Internet, who presided over the congregation on this occasion said that the donation of blood has already become a convention with the Sant Nirankari Mission. Devotees are donating their blood as a part of their devotion. While they express their gratitude towards Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji, who laid down his life for truth, love, peace and unity, they also manifest their faith in Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj who proclaimed that 'Blood should flow in veins and not in drains.' It is also an expression to their devotion to God in terms of selfless service to His creation i.e., mankind.

Rev Kirpa Sagar said that this convention was laid down in 1986 followed by a decision by the Special General Body Meeting of the Sant Nirankari Mandal in 1987 to organize Blood Donation Camps throughout the country as a part of the Manav Ekta Divas on April 24, the day Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji laid down his life in 1980. Ever since the number of these camps has been increasing with more and more devotees coming forward to participate. Initially these camps were organized in April only. From 1997 they were staggered to cover the entire summer season up to September. From last year they are being held almost round the year. Rev Kirpa Sagar pointed out that the Mission organized 173 Blood Donation Camps in India in 2008, while the target this year is 293 Camps. Of these, more than 200 camps have already been organized.

Rev A.S. Chowdhry, Pramukh Faridabad thanked the donors in general and the VIPs who came and encouraged them in particular. The local Councillors Shri Pravesh Mehta and Smt. Renu Bhatia and Shri J.N. Gahlot, Secretary Red Cross Society, Faridabad were among the VIPs who visited the camp.

August 10, 2009: Delhi, Mehrauli

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Mehrauli, Delhi on 10th August, 2009. 105 volunteers donated blood.

August 02, 2009: Rajasthan, Sadulshehar

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Sadulshehar on 2nd August, 2009. The number of volunteers who donated blood was 126.

July 19, 2009: Uttar Pradesh, Nijibabad

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Najibabad, UP on 19th July, 2009. The number of volunteers who donated blood was 25.

July 05, 2009: Maharashtra, Mumbai

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Kurla, Mumbai on 5th July, 2009. The number of volunteers who donated blood was 291.

July 05, 2009: Jharkhand, Daltonganj

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Daltonganj, Palamu, Jharkhand on 5th July, 2009. The number of volunteers who donated blood was 73.

July 19, 2009: Maharashtra, Mumbai

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Delisle Road, Mumbai on 19th July, 2009. 317 volunteers donated blood.

June 28, 2009: Andhara Pradesh, Nizamabad

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Nizamabad on 28th June, 2009. The number of volunteers who donated blood was 106.

June 28, 2008: Maharashtra, Mumbai

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Ghatkopar, Mumbai on 28th June, 2009. 241 volunteers donated blood.

June 21, 2009: Maharashtra, Mumbai

- A Blood Donation Camp was organized in Dharavi, Mumbai on 21st June, 2009. 199 volunteers donated blood.

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