Sikhs Organize Nationwide Blood Drive

June 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

Starting on June 21, Sikh Youth of America will organize the "First National Sikh Blood Drive" to help overcome the blood shortage faced by the nation. In order to achieve this goal they have joined hands with various blood collection agencies including American Red Cross and Blood Centers of America.

Sikh Youth of America is a nonprofit organization that has been working with young Sikhs to help them develop leadership skills for the past 25 years.

The blood drives will be held at several locations in various states including California, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Massachusetts and Indiana. "This is a great example of the Sikh spirit of serving others in time of need", said Jasjeet Singh, a prominent member of the Fremont Sikh community. "We have always thought of ourselves as an integral part of America and have eagerly stepped forward whenever the nation has needed us to do so,"he emphasized.

See also: Sikhism, Civic, Youth