Brethren from Mount Pleasant Congregation donate plasma


Date Posted: June 13, 2024

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Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) members from the Local Congregation of Mount Pleasant, Ecclesiastical District of Southern Ontario, held a plasma donation drive on May 25, 2024.

Led by the resident ministerial worker, Brother Angelo Charles Adriano, the brethren gathered at the Plasma Donor Centre of the Canadian Blood Services (CBS)-Brampton along Financial Road in Ontario, Canada. The said organization was the beneficiary of the humanitarian endeavor which is part of the INC Giving project.

In preparation for the event, a seminar was conducted at the congregation’s house of worship on May 11, which were led by Ivy Quimba, an officer from the Christian Medical Dental and Paramedical Society (CMDPS), in cooperation with Mr. Simran Dulay, manager of the CBS-Brampton. They discussed the benefits, impact, and requirements for donating plasma.

This type of blood donation is collected through an automated process that separates plasma from other blood components, then safely and comfortably returns the red blood cells and platelets to the donor (

Asked about his reason in participating in the event, Harrison Villareal, a first-time donor and the congregation’s KADIWA president, said, “I wanted to abide by the command of God that whenever we possibly can, we have to do good to others.”

Sharing the same sentiment, El Robregado, one of the head deacons, thanked the Church Administration “for launching such activity that is worthwhile.” He further promised, “I will always follow and submit to the authority of our Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo.”

On behalf of the Canadian Blood Services, Dulay expressed, “Thank you to the members of the Church Of Christ who came here. It was a great event. The bags of plasma that were collected will help save many lives as it will be used for other medications such as cancer patients, auto-immune disorders and among any others.” — With reports from Nigil Erran Anor and Joren Abat of INC News Section