Meeting the demand for blood is always a challenge for hospitals, and these times of Corona pandemic, matters are worse due to lockdown where movement restrictions have prevented several donors from reaching to donate their blood in time. In times these came forward the heroes of our Shah Satnam Ji Green S Welfare Force Wing and Dera Sacha Sauda. On Friday, 8th May as part of World Thalassemia Day, Dera Sacha Sauda volunteers have donated 7980 units of blood in a mega blood donation drive under the Campaign "True Blood Pump". The donations were made across the nation to make up for the shortage of blood, especially for Thalassemia patients.
Ms. Sushma Gupta, Vice Chairperson of Red Cross Society Haryana, speaking at a donation drive Rajasthan Bhawan in Sector 12 at Faridabad on Friday 8th May, mentioned that the volunteers of Dera Sacha Sauda who are donating blood in current times are no less than any warrior. She interacted with journalists and said that people should follow social distancing norms during lock down and guidelines of the local authorities while donating blood. On the occasion of completion of 100 yrs of The Red Cross Society; she thanked the Dera followers for blood donation camps organized for the thalassemia and cancer victims.
Dera Sacha Sauda has been donating blood regularly for Thalassemia patients and for the Indian Army, every month to meet their needs of blood. As children with Thalassemia depend on blood transfusions to survive and thrive, needed every three weeks. This makes it a challenge to arrange for blood for such patients. Guruji, Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, has been an advocating regular donation of blood for these patients. The volunteers here at Dera Sacha Sauda, make sure that they donate blood every three months to make up for this demand and in the critical times of coronavirus pandemic, it is all the more important that they do so. Realizing this need, a nationwide blood donation campaign was organized, where a volunteer from every part of the country could pitch in with their share of the donation.
A total of 7980 units of blood had been donated by the volunteers of Dera Sacha Sauda as part of "True Blood Pump" campaign for the children affected by Thalassemia. The campaign initiated especially for this day was conducted to bring a smile on innocent faces of the victim of Thalassemia. The followers of the Dera will be willing to donate anytime in future too, to bring that one smile on these young faces. The state-wise donations are as follows:
Haryana - 2402 units
Punjab - 2619 units
Rajasthan - 670 units
Uttar Pradesh - 590
Chandigarh - 80 and
Uttarakhand - 140
One does not have to have a medical degree to save a life - just a fair degree of humanity. Anyone with a loving heart can do it. Anyone wanting to make a difference can do it. And most of all, the ones who know the value of a pint of blood will definitely do it. Imagine a person running from pillar to post to arrange for blood for a loved one, worse so, in pandemic times. Donating blood is indeed the need of the hour. As hospitals and blood banks around the nation run dry, and it is only us fellow beings that they can turn to. With most of the population confined to homes, the ones who are healthy and can donate blood, should head in direction of a collection centre right away. For who knows, when that precious gift is needed and if you can make it in time for somebody, you are sure to please Almighty with your one deed, apart from saving multiple lives.
In fact, that's the very reason Guruji has always advocated donating blood every three months. You can be an angel in someone's life and what's more, you can do yourself a favour too. Donating Blood also helps the donor, by regenerating a fresh supply of blood in a matter of 24 hours. Keeps you guarded against many infections and diseases too. This is the very reason why a DSS volunteer seizes every opportunity to donate blood without hesitation.
More than 5 lac Dera Sacha Sauda followers have been volunteering whenever it comes to serving humanity, & on this World Thalassemia Day, by donating thousands of units of blood, they have proved it yet again that humanity is above all. This blood will save the lives irrespective of religion, as it is this same blood that flows through every vein.
So don't wait, donate now, is the message these volunteers are sending to the world. So far, Dera Sacha Sauda has five world records in Blood donation to its credit, including 3 Guinness records, 1 Limca, and an Asia record.
Five lakh 32 thousand 321 units of blood have been donated so far by organizing more than 155 blood donation campaigns. These numbers are phenomenal and the reason why records have been made. Dera Sacha Sauda does make world records or the volunteers do not donate to fetch world records for vanity and pride, all they care about is human lives. The world records get created in the process of collecting innumerable units of blood. As Guruji Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan says, why don't others challenge us and break our world record? This competitive spirit will only benefit humanity the most. Let's try and break each other's records in humanitarian endeavours, leaving selfish matters aside.