Do you have a BIG heart to donate blood?

SSESA ( is organizing a Blood donation camp in the School Therapy room (near the Gym/Swimming pool) on this Saturday 19th November 2011 between 8am-1.30pm. While I am no more in the SSESA Managing Committee I help out whenever required.
First thiughts about the blood donation camp were "good idea, don't have the time, you have my support, you go ahead and donate blood" empty words really after what I heard from Holy Family Hospital who are conducting the blood donation camp.
They kept bugging Ilidio Borges who is co-ordinating this camp with phone calls 2-3 times a week asking about when SSESA was organizing the camp. To get them off his back Ilidio asked them what the deal was? Why the persistance and bugging? We were all surprised and shocked to learn there is an acute shortage of blood of all types even the common O+ leave alone the AB - and others. This is in our backyard where any of us or our families could need blood.
I am going to be donating blood on the 19-Nov and I appeale to all living in Mumbai to please make the time and donate blood. Seems trivial and a waste of time...only till one from my family requires blood in an emergency.
Thanks...(end of sermon)
Christopher Alphonso's picture

Blood Donation camp on this Saturday 19th NOVEMBER 2011 FROM 8A.

Dear All,
We are conducting Blood Donation camp with support of Holy Family Hospital & SSESA on this Saturday 19th NOVEMBER 2011 FROM 8A.M. TO 1.30P.M. 
 in  the School Therapy room (near the Gym/Swimming pool) 

--- On Wed, 11/16/11, Gerry Mascarenhas wrote:

From: Gerry Mascarenhas
Subject: New Blog entry in group: Do you have a BIG heart to donate blood?
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM

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