At the turn of the year, the blood banks are usually low and poor weather can make the situation even worse. Every minute of every day, someone is receiving a blood transfusion. Just three teaspoons of blood can save the life of a premature baby. NHS Scotland and Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service were invited to relieve our congregation of a pint of juice apiece.
This was a community and interfaith event, and people from the surrounding area and offices also donated their blood. These were people of faith, and perhaps no faith. All shared a common purpose; to save lives on the grounds of humanity and compassion.
“And whosoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of mankind”. (Quran 5:32)