“Every blood donation helps to save three lives”
(Source: Australian Red Cross Blood Service, 2014)
he virtuous, practicing monks and lay devotees of Melbourne Mahamevnawa Buddhist Meditation Centre (MMBMC) value the humble feeling of giving up when they sacrifice own things for others’ benefit and well-being. This flows from Lord Buddha’s teaching that giving up one’s wealth and resources (of spiritual, physical, temporal and material forms) so that others can lead righteous, content, peaceful and healthy living is one of the noblest of acts.
“Every blood donation helps to save three lives”(Source: Australian Red Cross Blood Service, 2014)
As an integral part of its engagement with broader Australian community, MMBMC has enthusiastically undertaken a Blood Donation Campaign to improve the health conditions of fellow human beings who are in need of red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. The reverend monks and members of MMBMC eagerly volunteer in regular blood donation events, which are valued immensely throughout the process and thereafter by the broader Australian community.
In testimony to our members’ eagerness for repeated blood donations at regular intervals, Australian Red Cross Blood Service as the organization, which has made the most number of blood donations in Victoria, has recognized Melbourne Mahamevnawa Buddhist Meditation Centre. These volunteer-based blood donation events were held in November 2013.
It gives us a sense of purpose, contribution, and fulfillment to note that the majority of donated blood goes to people with cancer, surgical patients including heart, stomach and kidney diseases, pregnant women, new mothers and young children.
MMBMC gratefully acknowledge the support and assistance extended to us by Australian Red Cross Blood Service to make this series of events a success. We respectfully share all the merits collected during conceptualizing, organizing and completing Blood Donation activities with everyone involved and who appreciate such endeavors.
If you are like-minded and interested in taking part in future blood donations organized by Melbourne Mahamevnawa Buddhist Meditation Centre, kindly
contact us via (03) 9700 6870.
May you all be well and happy!