Sant Nirankari Mission, Melbourne held its 25th Blood Donation Drive at Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS)—Mount Waverley, Melbourne on 25 April 2015
Objective of the drive was to convey the message of His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj that ‘Blood should flow in veins, not in the drains’.
On the Anzac day the Mission remembered and appreciated the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. By donating blood in large quantity in a group the Mission gave the message that instead of bloodshed we should follow the path of Universal Brotherhood to have global peace and evolution of humanity. Mission is spreading the message of Universal Brotherhood in each part of the globe in all practical ways by working closely with the communities and its volunteers offer their services for innumerable human causes.
This donation drive was exclusive and collectively organised by SNM Melbourne and ARCBS.
The drive was a great success with 25 whole blood and 22 plasma units donated successfully while many members willing to donate couldn’t be accommodated due to logistics.
Members of the mission set up refreshments stall at the donor centre to provide snacks and drinks to all donors and visitors. They also assisted the staff of ARCBS with various administrative works. ARCBS staff appreciated the efforts and support of members of SNM Melbourne. Ms Sarah Lacey (Community Relations Officer—ARCBS) greeted and appreciated SNM volunteers to make the event successful.
Cr Joe Cossari (Councillor—Knox City Council) shared his support by visiting donors who donated Blood and Plasma at the donor centre on the day. All visitors were much impressed by the generous efforts of mission’s volunteers.