Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar successfully completed the All India Blood Donation Drive organised in 25 cities as a part of the 50th year celebrations of Pujya Bhaishri Rameshbhai Oza.
For the first time ever in India, 25 cities simultaneously conducted blood donation drives on one day, 3rd June, 2007 and collected a total of 4,052 units of blood!
This multi city Blood Donation Drive in India was organised to fulfill shortage faced by Blood Banks in the months of May and June due to colleges being closed and harsh weather conditions during the summer months. Despite the extreme heat it is very humbling to share that so many people came and donated blood.
All the members of Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar worked very hard to make this drive successful. Publicity through local newspapers, Sanskar channel, posters, pamphlets and banners was done tremendously to create awareness amongst people and motivate them to come and donate blood.
As of now a total of 4757 units of blood has been collected during the Svarna Jayanti celebrations which began last year. We intend to cross 5100 units of blood before 31st August, Pujya Bhaishri’s Svarna Jayanti.
In Mumbai the Blood Donation Drive was organised on 4th and 5th June, 2007 on 12 Railway Stations by Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar in support with Euro Foundation Trust, State Blood Transfusion Council of Maharasthra, National Railway Mazdoor Union and Western Railway Mazdoor Sangh. For the first time ever a blood donation drive was organised simultaneously on 12 railway stations in Mumbai!
On 4th June 865 units of blood was collected on Central Railway Stations – CST, Dadar, Ghatkopar, Mulund, Thane, Vashi, Nerul and Western Railway Stations – Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Malad, Vasai. On 5th June 701 units of blood was collected on Western Railway Stations – Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Malad and Central Dadar. A total of 1,566 units of blood was collected in Mumbai.
Pujya Bhaishri inaugurated the Blood Donation Drive in Mumbai at Malad station on 4th June at 10:30 am with children suffering from Thalassaemia. Also present was Dr. Girish Chaudhary of Cama hospital who represented Dr. Jadhav, assistant director of the State Blood Transfusion Council of Maharashtra at the inaugural function.
Bhaishri felicitated all the people involved in the organisation of the Mumbai Blood Donation Drive and gave gifts to each of the 20 children suffering from Thalassaemia.
In his address to the audience Bhaishri said that Blood donation is the highest form of contribution one can make to humanity which anybody and everyone can do. Even the poorest and also the richest of people can donate blood and save lives. He addressed the children and encouraged them to lead normal lives and only worry about what they have to achieve in their lives. They must not worry about their illness and leave it to the society to take care of them and treat their illness.
Bhaishri also met the blood donors at Malad and congratulated and blessed them.
Kum. Pooja Taparia and Shri Mukundbhai Modi along with the support of Trustees were instrumental in the above camp.
The Vaishvik Sanskuruti Parivar, Pune’s Blood Donaton Drive was held at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Centre. 41 units of blood was collected in total. In addition to this 2 donors for platelets were registered. Those who were not found eligible for donating blood were given eye donation forms and thus given an opportunity of seva. Smt. Poornima Joshi along with other Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar members organised this camp.
Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar along with Manav Seva Samiti, Shri Kalyaan Lohana Samaj and Shri Marwari Yuva Manch organised the Blood Donation Drive at Kalyaan collecting 153 units of blood. Nair hospital of Mumbai was invited. Shri Jignesh Vyas co-ordinated the event.
Nanded Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar organised the Blood Donation Drive invited the Red Cross Society and the Guru Govindsinghji Govt. Hospital and collected 176 units of blood. The drive was inaugurated by Pujya Jagdishji Maharaj and Santbaba Balvindersinghji. Shri Vinod Baheti along with other Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar members was instrumental in organizing this drive. Simultaneously a Nav kundi Yagya was also organised.
In Sangli, Maharashtra, the Red Cross Society was invited for the Blood Donation Drive and a total of 75 units of bloodwas collected. Shri Rameshji Biyani of Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar organised the event.
In Hinganghat, Maharashtra, the Sainath Blood Bank of Nagpur was invited for the Blood Donation Drive and a total of 54 units of blood was collected. Shri Jaiprakshji Sarda co-ordinated the event.
In Latur, Maharashtra, Shri Harikishanji Malu organised the Blood Donation Drive. The Bhaichandar Blood Bank was invited and a total of 81 units of blood was collected.
Earlier on 3rd June Pujya Bhaishri inaugurated the blood donation drive at Porbandar with Trustees of Shri Bharatiya Sanskurit Samvardhak Trust that runs Sandipani Vidyaniketan, Shri Bharatbhai Odedra, Shri Madhusudabhai Mehta and Shri Mansukhbhai Joshi. Shri Tusharbhai Jani, Shri Laxmanbhai Agath, Dr. Bharatbhai Gadhvi were also present.
A total of 286 units of blood was collected.
- 203 units by Blood Bank of Aasha Children Hospital, Porbandar
2. 29 units by Cancer Hospital Blood Bank through Red Cross Society
3. 25 units by Bhavsinhji (Civil Hospital) Blood Bank Porbandar
4. 19 units by Rajkot Voluntary Blood Bank Rajkot
5. 10 units by Shri Ram Blood Bank Porbandar
Mrs. Rekhaben Lakhani, President, Porbandar Nagar Palika, Respected Shri Arjunbhai Modhvadiya, Leader of Opp. Party Gujarat Vidhan Sabha and LMA Porbandar, Respected Shri Babubhai Bokhirya Ex-Minister for Irrigation, Gujarat Vidhan Sabha and many other dignitaries donated their blood.
Dr. Bharat Gadhavi organised the above camp and after Mumbai Porbandar was the only city to collect more than 250 units of blood.
Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar, Ahemdabad’s Blood Donation Drive was inaugurated by Pujya Baa, Pujya Bhaishri’s mother, Health Minister of Gujarat, Shri Ashokbhai Bhatt, Shri Lehshi ji, Shri Gautambhai Oza, Shri Praveenbhai Kotak and Shri Sureshbhai Kothari. Organised in two areas simultaneously, Maninagar and Manekbaug a total of 188 units of blood was collected; Maninagar 62 units of blood by the Red Cross and in Manekbaug 126 units of blood by the Red Cross too.
Shri Gautambhai Oza, Shri Ritesh Thakkar and Shri Sureshbhai Sanghavi along with other Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar members organised this camp.
The Jalaram Blood Bank was invited by Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar of Vadodara and a total of 14 units of blood was collected at the Kashiba Children Hospital of Vadodara. Shri Purshottam Panchal co-ordinated the event.
The Indian Red Cross Society was invited to the Blood Donation Drive organised by Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar of Gandhinagar at the Saraswati Shishu Mandir where 27 units of blood was collected. The camp was inaugurated by Shri M. L. Sharma Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Gujarat, Shri D T Vasawada, DFO, Gandhinagar and Shri Sureshbhai Sharma. Shri Vijay Thakkar co-ordinated the event. They even planted trees on the occasion.
Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar in Anjar lead by Shri Anilbai Pandya invited the Shri Rajabhai Patel Blood Bank, IMA Trust for the Blood Donation Drive held at Rotary Club Hall in Anjar. They collected a total of 67 units of blood.
In Mahuva, Bhavnagar, Shri Pareshbhai Dhakkan of Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar in association with Surabhi Group invited the Navkar Blood Bank and they collected 51 units of blood at the General Hospital in Mahuva.
Shri Rambhai Mokharia, Chairman of Maruti courier organised the Blood Donation Drive at Maruti House at Rajkot along with other Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar members. Bhagvatacharya Shri Anilprasadji Shastri and Mayor of Rajkot Shri Dhansukhbhai Bhanderi inaugurated the drive. The Rajkot Voluntary Blood Bank was invited and they collected 222 units of blood.
Navsari Blood Bank collected 91 units of blood at Sacheen, dist. Surat, Gujarat. Neelakshi Parikh of Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar organised the above at Gaytari Society near L D High School.
Vaishvik Sankruti Parivar of Bhavnagar organised the Blood Donation Drive on 2nd and 3rd June. Associate organisations were Diamond Association of Bhavnagar and the Golden Group. Bhavnagar Blood Bank and the Government Hospital Blood Bank were invited on 2nd and 3rd June respectively collecting a total of 369 units of blood. Shri Ramesh Shah co-ordinated the event.
In Gandhidham, Gujarat, the IMA Blood Bank was invited and 56 units of blood was collected. Shri Arjanbhai Kangad co-ordinated the event.
In Bhuj, Gujarat, GK General Hospital and Jeevan Jyot Blood Bank were invited and a total of 20 units of blood was collected. This too was organised by Shri Arjanbhai Kangad along with other Vaishvik Sanskruti parivar members.
In Rajula, Gujarat 108 units of blood was collected by Bhavnagar Blood Bank. The event was organised by Shri Vijyabhai along with other Vaishvik Sanskruti parivar members.
In Dungar, Gujarat 30 units of blood was collected by Bhavnagar Blood Bank. This too was organised by Shri Vijyabhai along with other Vaishvik Sanskruti parivar members.
In Una, Gujarat, the Divya Jyoti Blood Bank was invited and a total of 55 units of blood was collected. Dr. Varu co-ordinated the event.
In Jamnagar, Gujarat, Shri Dharmendrabhai Chandra organised the event and a total of 102 units of blood was collected by the Rotary Royal Club Blood Bank.
Shri Gordhanbhai Patel in Kota, Rajasthan in association with Gayatri Parivar Trust invited the Krishna Rotary Blood Bank and collected 33 units of blood.
Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar in Ranchi organised the Blood Donation Drive at Nagarmal Modi Seva Sadan. The drive was inaugurated by Shri Madhavanandji of Chinmaya Mission and they collected a total of 25 units of blood. Shri Bhanu Jalan and other Vaishvik Sanskruti Parivar members organised this drive.
In Indore, Madhya Pradesh, a total of 153 units of blood was collected at the Envoy hospital. Shri Alok Vajpai co-ordinated the event.
In Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, a total of 21 units of blood was collected.
In Delhi, 20 units of blood was collected.