Marking yet another anniversary of the unfortunate 1984 attacks on Harmandir Sahib(Golden temple) in Amritsar, UNITED SIKHS, in collaboration with Community Blood Services (CBS), hosted a blood drive at Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Carteret,,NJ. More than 40 community members participated and generously donated blood. This was UNITED SIKHS’s 45th blood drive and yet another attempt to serve the community in every possible way.
According to America’s Blood Center’s(ABC), only 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood out of which less than 10 percent do annually, and about 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood. One pint of blood can save up to three lives and with the support of Gurdwara Management and CBS, we were able to collect more than 40 pints of blood in this blood drive.
UNITED SIKHS has been consistently conducting blood drives in different communities to respond to this vital and crucial need of people all
over the world. A big thanks to all those who donated blood at the drive and those who perform this sewa on a regular basis. Also, we thank the management of Gurdwara Singh Sabha at Carteret,NJ who has always been very supportive and compassionate in organising such drives.
We cannot undertake such important projects without the support of generous community members like you. Please volunteer or donate today!
To organize a blood drive in your region write to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Blood Drives or other UNITED SIKHS Community Service initiatives, visit us at www.unitedsikhs.org.
July 09, 2004 25th Harh, 536 Nanakshahi
HEALTH FAIR HELD IN QUEENS, NEW YORK
Queens, New York – UNITED SIKHS organized a Health Fair at Gurdwara Makan Shah Lobhana (113-10 101 Ave, Richmond Hill, New York 11419) on June 20, 2004, in which variety of health and safety information was made available to the attending public. In addition, the Health Fair invited speakers to give their views on Health and Nutrition, Early detection of Cancer, Women’s Health, Domestic Violence and Alcohol Abuse as well as how to manage medical emergencies. A Blood Donation Drive was also arranged as part of the Fair on the special request of Long Island Blood Center to meet the blood shortage in the tri-state area. Continue reading ‘HEALTH FAIR HELD IN QUEENS, NEW YORK’ »
Upcoming Event: We need volunteers to donate blood and also to assist on this day in Port Reading New Jersey.
Every 2.5 seconds, someone needs blood…It could be a friend, a family member or maybe even you.
LIFE SHARED. LIFE SAVED. SO DONATE BLOOD
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20th April 2009: UNITED SIKHS Sikh Aid co-ordinator, Paramjit Kaur, conducted a blood drive with the ”Community Blood Services” donation Center at the Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Glenrock, New Jersey. 25 people registered to donate blood out of which 21 were able to donate blood. The message was very clear to the donors that there is a shortage of blood supply in New Jersey and we urge all New Jerseyeans to donate their blood. As per the statisitcs, “New Jersey hospitals were forced to spend an estimated $18 million to $24 million in 2007 to buy precious supplies from other states, according to health and business experts who are banding together Wednesday to announce a statewide blood donation campaign.”
“A single donation can save up to three lives,” Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard has said.
Continue reading ‘19th April, NJ:Blood Drive at Glenrock New Jersey: Severe Shortage of Blood in New Jersey’ »