East Coast Mega Blood Drive 2016

In its third annual Mega Blood Drive, the World Mission Society Church of God accomplished yet another great feat—a mega blood drive in 13 different locations at the same time in one day, not only on the East Coast but even in the Caribbean. The Church of God hosted its blood drive in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

The Church of God, which previously received the 2015 Organization Award from the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals for its mega blood drives, worked with New York Blood Center, the American Red Cross and oneblood. And, in Puerto Rico, the Church of God worked with el Banco de Sangre de Servicios Mutuos, Inc.

In New Windsor, NY, Phlebotomists of the New York Blood Center commented, “It’s going great! There are a lot of people here.”

“The fact that the Church of God does these in the summer is amazing,” said Michelle Lariviere, NYBC Recruitment Director. “We were in a blood emergency in June, and we’re still in a shortage. So it’s going to do a lot for the community in terms of saving lives.”

The New Windsor location alone collected approximately 280 pints of blood. This is enough to save 840 lives. And in Connecticut, the Church of God received about 150 donors.

“The number of donors you get come incredibly organized and positive and just lovely,” said Lariviere when asked about working with the Church of God. “You guys are amazing to work with and we really enjoy and appreciate the opportunity.

In each location, members united to save as many lives as possible. For weeks prior to the Mega Blood Drive, volunteers reached out to their communities. They posted flyers in coffee shops and supermarkets. And informed neighbors about the upcoming blood drive.

At the blood drive, volunteers facilitated registration, welcomed, assisted, and escorted donors to and from the blood donation beds, prepared and served an iron-filled lunch for everyone, and even donated blood themselves.

The Church of God recognizes the dire need for blood supply especially in summer months, throughout the nation and abroad. This is the reason behind the annual summer Mega Blood Drives. Through the East Coast Mega Blood Drive 2016, the Church of God hopes to have saved more than 3,000 lives.

2018-03-01T21:15:10+00:00July 18, 2016|Categories: Blood Drives|25 Comments


  1. Gedal August 23, 2016 at 7:52 am - Reply

    So great! They all have the same smile on their faces full of love. These photos imply many things. Do you know what caused this great thing? It’s God the Mother’s love!

  2. MOISES August 23, 2016 at 5:44 pm - Reply


  3. Chanel August 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Love seeing how joyful God’s children are to put into practice the teachings of God. Helping those in need is clearly seen through these individuals. This event truly motivates me to want to help others more in my daily life. Keep up the good work Church of God!

  4. A August 31, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Awesome–so much love

  5. Jayleen September 6, 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

    These Pictures really makes me so EXCITED!!!! The Opportunity to display the LOVE of MOTHER is so awesome! KEEP DOING THE GREAT WORK FOR YOUR COMMUNITY!!

  6. Vitna September 8, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Everybody looks so happy to participate in saving lives. Very moved to know your good deeds and become interested in your church. Hope to have an opportunity to join you.

  7. Kathy Lee September 11, 2016 at 7:28 am - Reply

    I’m so happy I was able to be part of this blood drive. Blood is so essential for all lives, through these small acts of kindness, many people will able to have enough blood to save a life. This is the reason why I see why the church does what they do. Because of the Love of Mother we can have life. Come check out this church its awesomeeeeeee!!! I love it.

  8. Jennifer October 13, 2016 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Helping others is such a big deal these days. So many people are in need. The Church of God is filled with people ready and excited to do for others. Very selfless and a good example for the world. Thanks for all you do. Keep up the good work!!!

  9. Dawny Ryan October 26, 2016 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    They donated their blood with the love of the Heavenly Mother.

  10. Taz November 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Only the Children of God would be so happy to take time out of their lives to give blood to save others. Let us follow their example as they follow the example of Christ!

  11. GX January 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    God bless you brothers and sisters in U.S.! I saw one of the photos featured in the news I read. So glad to see how joyful brothers and sisters looked while donating blood. All for a good cause. You are heroes! 🙂

  12. Sante January 5, 2017 at 10:59 am - Reply

    So great and wonderful. I think that their bright smile will help others smile the same smile!

  13. Angel January 11, 2017 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Good Job WMSCOG in US! 🙂

  14. Clementine February 9, 2017 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    It’s so great that you are transferring the love of Elohim God to people in need through blood drive. God bless you all !!

  15. buddy March 9, 2017 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Great !! There are a lot of people who need blood . Your efforts would have been helpful to them.

  16. Shemari March 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    The WMSCOG is so amazing!!! They truly shine God’s glory, not with words but with actions.

  17. Jane April 11, 2017 at 11:19 am - Reply

    You all look bright, happy, energetic and lively. Helping and giving is a really wonderful and rewarding thing. You did a great job!!!

  18. Lucy April 11, 2017 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Blood donation requires courage and the heart of volunteering. What they do is very beautiful:)

  19. Lindsy April 12, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Giving blood is actually giving everything of her or him.
    Big cheers to WMSCOG members!

  20. Kevin May 2, 2017 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Blood drive is being done in wmscog in all throughout the world!

  21. Ashley May 17, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Mega Blood Drive!!! It is really moving to see so many people willingly wanting to save lives in so many different regions!!! WMSCOG follows the example of Christ in doing good deeds in our community. It makes me also want to do more to help others. Thank you!!

  22. Crystal P September 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Wow I’m so happy that I was able to participate in giving blood, but not only giving blood but also knowing behind giving blood it will save someone’s life. I’m so thankful to be a part of the World Mission Society Church Of God, and I can’t wait to participate in the next event!

  23. Dennis November 13, 2017 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    Blood is related to life directly. Through this blood drive event, WMSCOG members shared the love of life and the love of Heavenly Mother!

  24. eva November 14, 2017 at 4:45 am - Reply

    It is so awesome !

  25. Sunny November 14, 2017 at 10:01 am - Reply

    How beautiful they are!
    They are brave and ready to love people
    They have been following God’s teaching of love to save people both physically and spiritually.

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