Why DO WE NEED A BLOOD DRIVE?
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, nearly 14 million units of whole blood and red cells are required every year.
1- BAPS Charity – Washington DC
2- Indian-American Students organized
3- Indian-American business organized
4- Bone marrow drive for Amit Gupta
5- Seva Chapter of Greater Washington
5% of the total eligible population in the United States gives blood. However, less than 1% of the Asian community donates blood. Our aim is to bridge this gap over the next 5 years.
News & Events
Saturday, July 16, 2016 (8:30 AM – Noon )
Free Health Fair at Shri Mangal Mandir, 17110 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905 (Click here for more information,)
Saturday, July 9, 2016 (7:30 AM – 11:30 AM)
Free Blood Draw Fair at Shri Mangal Mandir, 17110 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905 (Click here for more information,)
Saturday, June 19, 2016 (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Bloodmobile at 4320 Ammendale Road Beltsville, MD 20705 (Click here to make an appointment)
Sunday, June 5, 2016 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Inter-faith health and commumity fair at the South Asian Church, 2001 E. Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD (Click here for more information,)
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 (Noon – 5:30 PM)
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Blood Drive at 4320 Ammendale Road, Beltsville, MD 20705 (Click here for more information,)
Our mission is to engage every Indian-American temple, business, student association and service organization in the concept of Seva (service) by helping those in need. While Seva can take many forms, this project provides a meaningful volunteer opportunity to all through active participation in the organization of blood and bone marrow donation drives. It also champions leadership development among the younger generation by giving them the resources and support they need to become models of successful and socially responsible individuals in our society.
Hindu Seva Day on 9/11 will be commemorated by blood and bone marrow donation drives in American-Indian temples, businesses, service and student organizations in North America.