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Blood Drive 2018: Our birthday gift for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

10:00 am Friday, July 6, 2018


         Every Drop Counts! 

Be a wish-fulfilling jewel and offer a pint of blood, a gift of life to others!

Join our second annual blood drive on Compassion Day, His Holiness' birthday.


To celebrate His Holiness’ birthday, Kadampa Center will hold a blood drive on Friday, July 6, from 10 am to 2:30 p.m.

We will send His Holiness a card signed by all our donors and support volunteers, so the more bountiful the number of donations, the better!

Can't donate blood? You can contribute by volunteering!  We need folks to help make room in the gompa for the donor beds, to check people in and offer snacks, and to set the gompa back up after the drive. Click here to sign up as a volunteer.

Your offering of blood can be the difference between life and death for another, benefitting not only the recipients but everyone in their lives.  Many of us have personal experience with blood transfusions, either for ourselves or for someone we love – our brother,  our mother, our BFF.


We’re working with the pros in blood drives, the American Red Cross, and we have a big goal – 50 pints!  Last year, our members and friends donated 28 units of blood and 11 units of "power red" blood, and more than 50 people participated, as donors or support volunteers.

Please invite your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to join in our blood drive and keep hearts beating throughout our community.

Here’s what you need to know to help create our gift of compassion to others, to offer to His Holiness:

     Who: All aspiring bodhisattvas!
  What: 50 pints of blood, one pint at a time
   When: 10 am  2:30 pm, Friday, July 6  -- His Holiness' actual birthday.
  Where: Kadampa Center gompa
  How: Sign up online!    Click here to register 
    When you get to the link, click on the red circle with the arrow , then choose your time and type of donation.
  Why: To eliminate suffering!  To get closer to enlightenment!  To offer a precious gift to His Holiness and all sentient beings!

Sign up online! Click here to registerWhen you get to the link, click on the red circle with the white arrow, then choose your time and type of donation.

If you can’t donate blood for any reason but want to help create this gift to His Holiness,  you can volunteer here.

Read here about how one precious life was saved by other's kindness. You can make the same difference for someone!

And don’t forget to dedicate your merit, for the benefit of all sentient beings, and for the long, happy, healthy life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama!