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#ShareLifeGiveBlood: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is encouraging you to join the Trauma Care International Blood Drive

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Global Blood Donation Drive (1)Famous people like Richard Branson, Sophia Loren, Josh Duhamel, the band Rascal Flatts, Jane Seymour and Kristin Cavallari are just a few who have recognized the importance of donating blood and how it makes for a better world.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy is another who dreams of an improved quality of life for all people, and he believes that donating blood is one of those simple acts of volunteerism that can dramatically change mankind. Annual events like World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is an example. The event is marked every June 14th to raise awareness for the need for blood and to express gratitude to the many volunteers who donate blood.Global Blood Donation Drive (1)

To add further significance to the effort, on Saturday, June 30th, the Nigerian Christian minister will be leading his own major blood drive initiative at all of the Christ Embassy congregations located in countries that circle the globe. The massive network of churches counts millions of members, and the NGO Trauma Care International sponsored by Pastor Chris will be organizing the blood drive.

One of the key goals in all of this is to create a base of voluntary blood donors who spans beyond national networks to an international system. These efforts will help safeguard the availability of blood at a variety of health establishments, he says.

Pastor Chris understands the tremendous request for blood at every corner of the globe, and just in the United States alone, there is a need for blood every two seconds.

It is difficult for the world to keep pace with the urgent request, and he is hoping that his many followers and people of all religions make it a habit to donate regularly through blood drives that are scheduled in their communities.

According to the statistics out there, only about 10 percent of people donate blood, but anyone 17 years old, weighing at least 110 pounds and who is in good health is eligible to do it. All blood types are needed, but O-positive is the most commonly used.

The benefits go far beyond the easy act of volunteerism. For instance, the average person who donates blood during his lifetime can save about 1,000 lives.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has been in action for some time now about raising awareness about the issue. The Trauma Care International Foundation was founded by him and the Christ Embassy congregation to improve the skills of those men and women working in the fields of trauma care and emergency response services.

The foundation provides health education, advocacy and community-based programs and has trained tens of thousands of people who save lives in emergency situations and those who need to know first aid for everyday jobs they lead in the community.

Pastor Chris has reached out to those across the African continent by donating much-needed equipment that improves emergency situations in many communities. The Nigerian Christian minister and Trauma Care International Fund have objectives to provide free medical services for poor people, to support government authorities in the establishment of trauma audit network system at all levels and to encourage people to sign up and become regular blood donors.

Pastor Chris and the members of Christ Embassy have been engaging in various humanitarian aid activities. They believe that by taking part in the church network’s blood donation day on June 30th, the quality of life for people in need gets that much better.

For those who are interested in donating blood, click here to register. Also, learn more about the NGO, Trauma Care International blood drive here.

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7 Comments

  1. odior

    June 26, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Nice

  2. Carmen

    June 28, 2018 at 8:51 am

    This is an amazing initiative of Pastor Chris. The cause will save a lot of lives and for me the blood donors are heroes. I`m sure that a lot of people will donate on 30-th of June #ShareLifeGiveBlood

  3. David

    June 28, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Giving something of yourself to someone else is such a blessing. We all need a Pastor Chris in our lives to show us the right way.

  4. Genoveva Hill

    June 28, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I am happy to see Pastor Chris is supporting such events! I am thinking of how important is helping each other when in need and how significant is to give blood not only on the Blood Donor Day, but also out of certain campaigns like this one!

  5. Michael Latham

    June 29, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Such a wonderful cause. I hope this inspires more people to come forward and help others by donating blood. There is nothing more special than saving someones life…

  6. StephanieL.

    July 24, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Good initiatite, good man, good results! I am refreshed to see that he is sponsoring such events, hope it helped the needed. After all we should help each other as human beings and not compete all the time cuz life is short and what we leave behind is the good we do, not the glory we take.

  7. Lea

    July 24, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Bless him and this amazing initiative. I hope that a lot of people donated blood and a lot of people will be saved.

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