The sole inspiration for the formation and activity of Heart Valve Bank has been Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba (1926-2011).
Sathya Sai Baba is one of the most revered spiritual teachers in the world, often referred to as Baba to the millions of his followers. His fundamental message is to bring about the spiritual transformation in man by demonstrating fundamental human values of truth, right conduct, peace, love and non-violence.
By personal example, Sathya Sai Baba has inspired and continues to inspire millions that service should be conducted selflessly. His numerous service projects, be it free hospitals, free education institutions, free drinking water supply projects, free housing projects, or disaster relief operations, all stand testimony to His compassion especially for the needy and less privileged without discrimination of caste, creed, colour, religion and circumstance.
Elucidating on His mission, He has declared, “This Sai has come in order to achieve the supreme task of uniting humanity as one family through the bond of brotherhood, of affirming and illuminating the cosmic reality of each being, to reveal the Divine as the basis on which the entire cosmos rests, and of instructing all to recognise the common Divine heritage that binds person to person, so that humans can rise up to the Divine, which is the goal.” With Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba as the role model for living a purpose-driven life, the concept of Heart Valve Bank was born and has continued to flourish and evolve with the same principles of selflessly serving the needy and less privileged.