In fact, Ved Batra ji, Mukhi Mahatma of Satsang Bhawan, Dwarka and another senior Mahapursh, Shri SM Bhatia, had given comprehensive details of the Blood Donation Camp four days in advance during Satsang, on last Tuesday and a large number of Mahapurshes and sisters were quite eager to render their services which were assigned to them for making this blood donation camp successful. Dr. Naresh Arora, Organising Secretary of Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation and Shri Ram Sharan ji, Sector In-charge of Dwarka, also played pivotal roles in making the devotees of Sant Nirankari Mission understand the value and importance of donating blood and also for making various arrangements for this camp.
Dr. Saloni Mahajan, a doctor from Indian Red Cross Society, New Delhi, along with her team of Technicians, Laboratory Attendants and Social Workers – fourteen people in all, visited Nirankari Satsang Bhawan for taking blood.
Many saints desirous of donating blood had gathered in long queues in front of the Satsang Bhawan for getting themselves registered for this Camp. All were seen in jolly good mood and were eager to do this social and humanitarian service. By the grace / blessings and teachings of Her Holiness, Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev ji Maharaj, all the saints realise that as and when some person has to be operated upon for curing his or her disease / some medical emergency, operation / surgery etc., only another human being can save his or her life by donating blood, as there is simply no substitute for blood. And that is why many saints from the entire Dwarka Sector (Unit No. 422 of Delhi) consisting of some other colonies located on the outskirts of Dwarka namely - Kakrola, Goela Diary, Shyam Vihar, Seeta Puri, Uttam Nagar, Palam, Madhu Vihar and Sagar Pur etc., had thronged at the Satsang Bhawan for this noble cause. Young boys and girls, gents and ladies, all were enthusiastic and they had to wait for their turn for donating blood.
Blood donation camp was successfully concluded at around 2.30 PM with 202 people finally donating blood at this Camp, including myself and my son, Vishal Bhardwaj. Light refreshments were also served to the people who donated blood and to the team of doctors / their assistants etc. from Indian Red Cross Society.
Some Rejections : Even though, many more people wanted to donate blood, but on interacting with doctors, it is gathered that around 75 people were rejected for making this donation due to various reasons like – high BP problem, having weight less than 50 Kg, in-take of some medicine 24 hours prior to donation of blood, making of some tattoo in any part of the body within previous six months of this camp, and also having haemoglobin lower than 12.5.
It is also gathered that some senior citizens, even though they were having good health and quite enthusiastic and willing to donate blood, were politely denied this noble opportunity, due to strict government guidelines for this purpose.
After this blood donation camp was concluded, the team of doctors and their assistants were allowed to leave blood donation venue only after having Langar (lunch) served by Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, Dwarka.
R.D. Bhardwaj “Noorpuri”