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World Faith Pakistan Hosts World Blood Donor Day 15 June , 2011

On 14 June 2011, World Faith Pakistan participated in the Catholic Youth Ministry Archdiocese of Lahore “World Blood Donor Day” for the first time.  The event took place at Caritas Hall in the Cathedral Church of Lahore. The Catholic Youth Ministry also teamed up with supporting partner organizations such as Giyan Foundation, Youth Development Foundation(YDF), Hand in Hand and Seeds to host the event. The celebration began with enthusiastic and motivational words, as well as a blessing from Bishop Sebastian Shaw (Bishop of Archdiocese Lahore) and Rev. Ashraf Gill (Archdioceses Lahore Youth Director). As many as 250 youth participated from across the Archdiocese of Lahore and more than 50 blood bags have been donated to Thalassemia society of Pakistan. The blood is predominately for patients with thalassemia, a blood disorder, and especially for new born babies who are fighting for their survival.

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