Love is not a noun but a “verb”

“Love is not a noun but a ‘verb.’ It is more beautiful to express love than to just keep it in heart.”

The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation (hereinafter WeLoveU) held the 13th Blood Drive to deliver “mother’s endless love” to our neighbors who are struggling against diseases.

The campaign was held at the assembly hall of the Korea National Red Cross Gwangju Branch on February 10, 2011, and attended by over 600 WeLoveU members. And on February 14, 250 blood donor cards were delivered to Song Eun-gyu, Head of the Jeonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, and they are to be used for patients suffering from cancer and heart disease.

Before the blood drive, Lee Jong-hwan who is in charge of the Planning Department of the Gwangju-Jeonnam Blood Center of the Korea National Red Cross said, “The intense cold and the foot-and-mouth epidemic caused a rapid decrease in blood donation. Especially, as the government officials got out to work on preventive measure against the foot-and-mouth disease, blood donation has reduced by 17 to 18 percent from last January.”

He also said, “I’m really grateful to the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation for holding the blood donation campaign in our difficult time.”

The WeLoveU Gwangju Branch manager said, “We will continually hold the blood donation, not just one-off thing. Although we cannot help all people by our blood donation, we hope that our efforts will be a message of hope to patients.”

A member (male, 39), who had taken part in the campaign for the third time, said, “I think that God has given us far more blood than we actually need, so that we can share it with others. I am happy that I can help our neighbors though it is little.”

A university student (female, 23), who helped the campaign as well as donated her blood, said, “I started to take part in the blood donation as my parents urged me to. At first, I was reluctant to donate blood as I was afraid of drawing blood, but now I voluntarily donate my blood.”

Starting with the first blood drive on November 21, 2004, at the Seoul Plaza, the WeLoveU has toured the country to hold the campaign—Incheon, Bucheon, Daejeon, Daegu, Gwanggu and Seoul. Until now, the number of donors has reached 3,377.

The WeLoveU members is contributing to making good society by holding the New Life Concert, the Helping Farmers Program, the Family Walkathon as well as the Blood Drive.