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Blood Drive: our birthday gift to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

2:00 pm Thursday, July 6, 2017


         Every Drop Counts! 


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

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

We hope to present our gift to His Holiness when he comes to Raleigh in October, 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!  

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 – 6:30 pm, Thursday, July 6, (His Holiness’ actual birthday)
Where: Kadampa Center gompa
How: Go to  and enter sponsor code: Kadampa
  Then follow the instructions
Why: To eliminate suffering!


The link to register is   Our sponsor code is Kadampa

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

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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