Sikh Nation Blood Donation Campaign




Organizers and volunteers at a press conference this week in Surrey.
Photos by Vinnie Combow

ON November of each year the ‘Sikh Nation’ (Sikh Quom) around the world reaches out and embraces the vision that all humans should live a safe and happy life. In 1984, the Sikhs across India were the victims of aggression and targets of unprecedented attacks on innocent civilians. As a tribute to the events of 1984 and with the vision of bringing people together around the world, the Sikhs started the Blood Donation Campaign in 1999.

The first blood donation clinics took place in the Lower Mainland of B.C. and has now grown to include clinics across Canada, the US, Australia and other countries around the world. The Sikh Blood Donation Campaign has saved more than 130,000 lives.

The organizers are also requesting everybody to observe a minute of silence at 6 p.m. local time wherever they are on November 1 as a mark of respect for the loss of innocent lives.




B.C. schedule


* Vancouver

4750 Oak Street

Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

* Victoria

3449 Saanich Road

Saturday, November 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

* Kelowna

103 – 1865 Delworth Drive

Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

* Surrey

– Unit C2 15285-101st Avenue (permanent clinic)

Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

– 6887 132nd Street (École Gabrielle-Roy School)

Sunday, November 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

* Kamloops

1205 Rogers Way

Tuesday, November 6, 12-7 p.m.

* Abbotsford

3145 Gladwin Road (Pentecostal Church)

Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.