In this age of senseless conflict and violence, where people are keen to shed blood aimlessly, paradoxically, in the name of the Lord and Creator, there are some who donate blood to support life.
The last three largest blood donation drives in the world were from Dera Sacha Sauda. Motivated and spurred by Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, on 7th December 2003, Dera Sacha Sauda followers donated 15,432 units of blood to 56 participating blood banks. This record was surpassed again under Gurujis’ guidance to 17,921 units on 10th October 2004. Finally on 8th August, 2010 a new Guinness World Record was established when Dera members volunteered to donate 43,732 units of blood, thereby rewriting history. Guruji cites the donation of blood, imparting of knowledge, help of the sick and infirm, help during natural calamities and voluntary work done by us ourselves in the aid of others as the true charity. Dera Sacha Sauda is also a largest blood donor agency for the Indian Armed Forces since May 2006. This is also nick named a mobile blood pump by Guruji as there are a quarter of million regular donors fully committed to this noble cause.
Shah Satnam Ji Green ‘S’ Welfare Force Wing members unfailingly donate blood for the Indian Armed Force.
Guinness World records
|Camp Date||No. of Units|
|7 December 2003||15432 Units|
|10 October 2004||17921 Units|
|8 August 2010||43732 Units|
|Every year over 35,000 units of blood are donated at the Ashram Head Quarters|
BLOOD DONATION IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES
Dera Sacha Sauda followers have, by now, donated thousands of units worldwide. These efforts encompass countries like the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and U.A.E. etc.