Record-Breaking Mega Blood Drive 2015

“Firefighters are looked at as heroes by the general public but I know another hero that they don’t see. Blood donors are everyday heroes that don’t get much recognition or thanks, but I’m here to tell you thanks over and over again for your effort in saving lives,” said Jeffrey Cool, a retired firefighter from Rescue 3 in the Bronx, New York. He attended the Mega Blood Drive 2015 as a special guest speaker.

Jeffrey shared his gratitude for blood donors who saved his life in 2005 when he had to jump out of a burning building. It took 72 products of blood to help save his life after both his femoral arteries were severed. He shared his story with an auditorium with about 500 volunteers waiting to donate blood at the Mega Blood Drive 2015 hosted by the World Mission Society Church of God for the second year in a row.

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2,000 blood donors and volunteers at Washington Square Park.

Recognizing the shortage of blood in summer months, volunteers of the Church of God rolled up their sleeves once again to help save the lives of people they may never meet.

About 2,000 volunteers traveled to NYU’s Kimmel Center on Sunday, August 9, 2015 coming from as far south as Florida and as far north as New Hampshire. In their signature bright yellow shirts, members gathered early on Sunday at Washington Square Park in New York City’s West Village to commence the day.

When the phlebotomists from the New York Blood Center and the American Red Cross were ready and the registration tables were set, volunteer donors started coming in and the flow did not stop until late afternoon.

In only seven hours, the two blood centers collected more than 1400 units of blood. For the New York Blood Center, this was something they had never experienced with any other group. The Mega Blood Drive now holds the record for the most blood ever collected in an hour and most double red cells collected in a drive.

“These people that donated the blood that saved my life didn’t think of the race, color or creed of the person that might have used the blood they have. They did it because they knew it could possibly save someone’s life.” Jeffrey Cool understood the mind of those who donate blood.

It’s with this selfless mind that volunteers of the Church of God conduct community service activities and donate blood. Following the mind and heart and the example of Heavenly Mother who spares nothing for her children, Church of God volunteers will continuously work to make the world a better place for all mankind.

2018-05-07T13:02:54+00:00 August 9, 2015|Categories: Activities, Blood Drives|13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Elliot Anderson February 8, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

    It is amazing to see so many people full of eagerness and joy to help save lives. I have donated blood in the past and know that receiving blood donations is difficult for most blood centers — maybe all. However, I see that the Mega Blood drive creates much needed awareness. Imagine how we can help save lives by donating blood together and breaking even more records of total donations as more people volunteer. Mr. Cool even needed much blood to save his life when he tried to help others almost to the point of death. We all need help and these efforts truly save lives.

    When is your next event? I would love to participate! The World Mission Soceity Church of God is helping to save many lives through events like this and I am eager to help my community.

  2. Kathy Lee February 11, 2016 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    I’m so happy I was able to be a part of the blood drive! My mom and two sisters who wasn’t a members was amazed by all the yellow shirt church members who came, they said they never seen so many people donate for blood all at once like this before. They were happy to see so many people donate to save people. They said the church is a good church! I’m so thankful to be part of the WMSCOG!

  3. Shannel February 12, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    It was so amazing to be apart of this event! I truly thank Heavenly Father and Hevenly Mother to have been able to donate blood to save a life. Prior to being a member of WMSCOG I never thought to donate blood to save a life but now I consider other before myself following the Teachings of Heavenly Mother that have transformed my life in many ways for the better!

  4. Jennifer February 23, 2016 at 12:50 am - Reply

    Thanks to Father and Mother for allowing us to shine the light and love of God. No matter how long or how far away we were, God made it possible for us all to participate. How amazing, and good it feels to bring such goodness and love to world. Only through the heart of Mother, is all of it possible. Thanks be to Elohim for shining Their light on our hearts!

  5. Katherine D. March 29, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Being part of the blood drive was such a great experience. Donating blood is something that not anybody would do since some people will consider it as something painful. However, the members of the church of God donated blood wholeheartedly in order to save lives. I feel so proud to be part of this amazing organization that helps the community at all times.

  6. Jennifer April 5, 2016 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    I was able to participate in the mega blood drive and it was so awesome. So many people with a heart help others coming together to make a difference. This is what feeds your soul and makes the world a better place. How good we feel after helping those who need it. I give thanks to God that I was able to participate, and I will do it again!

  7. Eugene June 23, 2016 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    I attended the mega blood drive in NY held by the wmscog in 2015. I was not able to actually donate blood because I misplaced my ID. instead i spent my time talking to the members of the church, they were all really genuine and enthusiastic when speaking about God and helping people through donating blood, it was refreshing seeing that these type of people still exist in the world and that they were running full steam ahead to make the world a better place.. thanks

  8. Jennifer July 10, 2016 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Wow! Thanks to God we get another chance. Every year the WMSCOG, has a mega blood drive. There’s is always another chance to glorify God, and people you need it the most.

  9. Chanel October 31, 2016 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    To be apart of something that’s bigger than you is such an amazing feeling. We live in a time where saving lives can be done if you put forth efforts such as this.
    “In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your Heavenly Father” Mt 5:16
    Thanks to Father and Mother for such a gracious event!

  10. Andrea March 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    What an amazing event! Never have I seen a blood drive with hundreds of participants, so organized and full of life and energy. Many lives were saved through this blood drive and I am thankful that all who participated could make a big difference in their neighbors lives.

  11. Bristol May 17, 2017 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    It’s summer time again! I’ll keep my eye out for the next blood drive!

  12. Cathy July 3, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

    It’s beautiful activity to donate Blood for people. All of you did Good Job!!!! ^^*

  13. Joice March 2, 2018 at 8:42 am - Reply

    They have a beautiful mind.
    The world looks brighter.

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