President’s Corner

Blood Donors of America (BDA) is a humanitarian 501 (c) (3) organization established in 2009 with the mission of saving more lives via blood donation. Its entire team including life and general members are highly motivated in its mission to enhance blood donation all over USA. In addition, BDA also runs health camps and talk programs to aware people about various health concerns, epidemics, life threatening diseases etc. BDA believes that it helps people to live healthy and prosperous life. We would invite other volunteer fellows to join BDA in this mission.

Blood is the basis of human life. It is the fluid that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic wastage away from the same cell. Despite several scientific inventions in the modern world, no invention to date has been reported that can replace the human blood. Hence, the blood transfusion from a healthy individual to the needy personal is the only option to save him/her. Someone needs blood transfusion in every 2 seconds and the only way to fulfill that demand is via blood donation from someone else and this is to be achieved by blood donation. Since blood has a limited life, it gets destroyed in our body, even if we don’t donate it. On the other hand, if we donate the blood before it gets destroyed; it not only saves life of the recipient, but also helps the donor to stay healthy.

Since its establishment in 2009, BDA is growing all over USA and now it has its state level committee in more than half of the states. It has successfully organized its first National Convention in May 27-29, 2016 in Dallas, TX and the second convention in May 25-27, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. The slogan for the second convention was “Be a Life Savor, Be a Blood Donor”. The presence of the legendary iconic figure Mr. John Sheppard, 86 from Florida, who holds the world record of blood donation and still donating, was really inspirational. The outgoing BDA executive committee and the convention committee deserve a round of applause for having John and the successful organization of the 2nd convention in the beautiful city of Atlanta. The convention elected 5th BDA executive committee.

Finally, BDA appeals everyone to donate blood and join BDA to go hand in hand to fulfill its mission. If you think that you or your loved ones may need blood anytime, then it is your duty to donate blood when you are healthy and eligible to donate. It is believed that one pint of blood that a person donates at a time is capable of saving as many as 3 lives. So far, more than 8900 pints of blood has been collected with BDA’s involvement and the number is growing. Hence, we BDA family can be proud of our accomplishment and commit ourselves to work together to contribute to the society even more in the days to come.

Thank you very much for your willingness to serve the community.

Dr. Lila Raj Dahal
President, BDA