A BLOOD donors thanksgiving church service was held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tamavua yesterday.
Families and friends gathered to thank members of the SDA Church for giving blood to those in need at hospitals through Access United (Fiji) blood drive last month.
The initiative by Access United (Fiji) was to help stock-up supply at major hospitals.
Access United (Fiji) managing director Varinava Tiko said this was one of their social obligations to give back to the community by giving blood through drives.
The organisation has been a part of the drive since last year in partnership with the Fiji Red Cross Society and the Ministry of Health.
Church members also took time to thank those who had been on peacekeeping mission in Iraq through Access United (Fiji).
Church member Nacanieli Qalo who was deployed to Iraq for 12 months, shared his experiences and struggles he overcame through his faith.
He said it was through the organisation he managed to witness first hand the struggles and pain people endured on the other side of the world.
He said it was not an easy journey but he was glad he made it through.