BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha in Melbourne organized a blood donation drive with the help of the Australian Red Cross Society on 11 & 13 April 2009 at the La Trobe University Medical Centre, Bundoora.
The Red Cross Society provided necessary facilities at the centre and during the two days of the camp a total 80 people donated blood. Healthy vegetarian snacks and light refreshments were served to all the donors.
A spokeswoman for the Red Cross said that, “We are grateful to BAPS that they have done this tremendous job by giving us this opportunity today. We look forward to working with BAPS in the future.”
The drive was a tremendous success, inspiring many new donors to donate blood regularly.