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Blood Drive for His Holiness' Birthday - 2019

2:00 pm Saturday, July 13, 2019


         Raise arms to save lives!

Every Drop Counts...

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

Join our third annual blood drive to celebrate His Holiness' birthday.



Sign up online! Register here.

To celebrate His Holiness’ birthday, Kadampa Center will hold a blood drive on Saturday, July 13, from 2 to 6:30 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, benefiting 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: 2 to  6:30 pm, Saturday, July 13
  Where: Kadampa Center gompa
  How: Sign up online!    Register here
    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! Register here. When 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!

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