The Sant Nirankari Mission Toronto and the Canadian blood Services (CBS) had organized a blood donation camp at the SNM Bhawan on October 25th. This was Toronto’s 23rd blood donor clinic and John Hutton, councilor of City of Brampton, inaugurated the camp with the cutting of the ribbon. Other representatives of the city such as John Sanderson were also in presence. Volunteers from SNM Sewadal helped the CBS staff in setting up the clinic. In September, news channels reported that Canada's blood supply is at a six-year low, prompting an urgent appeal for donors to roll up their sleeves, as someone in Canada needs blood every minute of the day. Therefore, the SNM donor camps are invaluable. In this donor camp a total 152 donors registered, and 101 units of blood were collected. According to health officials, this is equivalent to saving 303 lives.
Kim Florent, Head Charge Nurse from the CBS expressed her appreciation for the initiative taken by the SNM and the donors who came to give blood. "It's been a really good response and this is the best flow I've ever seen at a clinic."
In regards to the assistance provided by the Sewadal she stated, "Their help has made things run so smoothly. We are so fortunate to get this type of help and support. I wish all of our clinics were like this. It just makes things run so much more smoothly. It takes some of the pressure of our staff so they can really concentrate on what they came to do here."
We are very fortunate to have the blessings and guidance of his Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji, who not only provides us with such opportunities to serve humanity but leads by example. With his blessings we will continue to serve and continue to improve on our efforts to increase the number of units collected and thereby increase the number of lives that can be saved.