Celebrating Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Avtarpurab
Become an organ donor and help save lives
Organ donation is the gift of an organ to help someone who needs a transplant.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji and other Gurus devoted their lives to humanity and some sacrificed their lives looking after the welfare of others.
Sikhi teaches the importance of giving and putting others before oneself.
Seva can be about donating your organ to another – Sikhi does not attach taboos to organ donation and transplantation and stresses that saving a human life is one of the noblest things you can do.
More than 6,000 people across the UK are waiting for transplants without which they could die. Individuals from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities make up 31% of this list, despite only representing 10.8% of the population. This is because they are more susceptible to illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension, which can result in organ failure. Although many BAME patients can receive a transplant from a white donor, for many the best match will come from a donor from the same ethnic background.
By registering to be an organ donor you help your family to give consent with evidence of your decision.
Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall (SGSSS) and Sikh Welfare & Research Trust (SWRT) have engaged in Organ Donation campaign with NHS Blood and Transplant support – 2019/2020.
Visit the NHS Organ Donation Youtube page to get more information: NHSBT YouTube channel
The Prime Ministers Support of project 550
To celebrate the 550th Avtarpurab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Sangat of Sri Guru Singh Sabha will be signing up 550 Organ Donors. On Gurpurab several hundred donors signed up at both Park Avenue and Havelock Road Gurdawara. If you want to be part of this momentous occasion, visit either Gurdwara or our website to sign up.www.sgsss.org/550-and-more-organ-donors#nhs #gurunanak550 #organdonation #sikh #gurunanak #gurunanak550Posted by Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall on Sunday, November 17, 2019