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Donate Blood

posted by cockroach//蟑螂 at Sunday, December 18, 2005 10:47 PM

GeckoZ kena tomorrow-ed again yesterday, and this time round the post that got published in tomorrow.sg is about donating blood. For the benefit of non-Chinese reader, here is the translated version by cockroach and GeckoZ. Only main parts of the post are translated.

GeckoZ finally went for blood donation for the second time.

Got a free calendar, but isn’t as cute as compared to pigirl’s drawing.
Drank the Milo as well, still small cup like before!
Ah bel lied, where got
Milo one big packet?
Oh yea, still got one free puff,
Taste good, not like cheapskate stuff!

Let’s go straight to the main point.
He saw more people today as compared to the first time.
A bit surprised!
There are male and female, young and old, first timer and some experienced …

These kind souls who donated their blood only make up 1% of Singapore's total population.
But the number of people who needed blood is out of your imagination.
Blood, is not just what you see.
On average, one packet of blood can save 3 lives.
For instance, a leukemia patient need 10 packets of
blood every 5 days as only the platelets are required.
In addition, blood are grouped into 4 main types, this contributed to a lesser amount of suitable blood.

People were saying…
“You don't get paid for donating blood
but hospitals are charging patients who need blood, how unfair!”
How you
people actually felt?
Agree? Or the opposite?
If you disagree with it,
Thanks for your understanding.
Anyway, I don’t know who’s agreeing with this
statement.
But the fact is that, the money patients paid were not for the
blood.
Blood needs to undergo proper processes before transfusing into
patients.
These needs money.
If the blood wasn’t tested, would you dare to use it?
All these needs money!

Hope that in the future, instead
of seeing “only 1% of Singaporeans are blood donors”, “Number of blood donors has increased to 2% of Singapore's total population” could be seen.

You
might feel antsy seeing the needle penetrates into your skin, but if you look away from it, everything's going to be fine.
Even a 16 year-old girl could
bring a smile along, just how painful could it be?

If you are 18 and
above with a healthy body and acceptable weight, please, donate that one-tenth of your total blood.
If you are either 16 or 17, plead consent from your
parents.

For more information, click here and here.
And that’s the English version.

Well, you see, only 1% of Singaporeans are blood donors. Where is another 99%? Is it you, or you? People say: “Singaporeans very busy people, no time to donate, donate also no money take!” Busy, excuses right? Some times the company you working for will ask HSA to come to the company and let your donate blood, but did you sign up? They even come to your doorstep already and yet you don’t want to donate! Money? I know Singaporeans is money face, but you go and donate blood got free things to eat. Maybe can save you one meal.

No matter what, donating of blood, don’t just think of saving one meal money; and don’t think that you will waste your time there. After you had donated your blood, you will feel proud of it because you have save 3 lives from your blood. The satisfaction you get, is hardly explain through words. You never know, one day, you met an accident, went through operation, or your loves ones need the blood.

Look at the patients out there who need blood daily, they are suffering, they are in pain. Day and night, they might worry “Do I have tomorrow again? Can I see the sunshine again tomorrow?” Maybe you have seen those things on TV, but you don’t go through it. The worries, the suffering they going through, only them themselves know how hard it is.

Please, donate your blood now. I believe Singaporeans is a group of kind hearted people who will help no matter what. Spread the Singaporeans kindness, let’s make the 1% Singaporeans are blood donator to not only 2% but make it 3%, 4%, 5% or even more! Make the world know that Singaporeans is good people!

Bilingual Fingers//双语手指
Red Blood Cells Says:
“Donate your blood now, they will save other people lives.”
(Cockroach isn’t good at expressing using words and languages, but I try and do my part. My aim in year 2006 is: On my 16th Birthday, 25th May 2006, I will donate my blood.)

9 Comments:

At 12/19/2005 02:48:00 AM

Very good post ar!
next year i go with you man! 

Posted by Mr. GeckoZ

 
At 12/19/2005 03:39:00 AM

Mr. GeckoZ,Oka! 

Posted by cockroach//蟑螂

 
At 12/19/2005 09:34:00 AM

Wow! What a noble thing to do. If there's a day when I'm free, I'll drag my friends and donate! 

Posted by todaealas

 
At 12/19/2005 12:43:00 PM

I want to donate blood but there a problem. I am gay therefore if going do will make me go jail. As I have oral sex lot of time with my wife. So under teh question I cannot do so.

So sad. Lot of gay want to donate blood but this is the problem. Oral sex or anal is no allow to donate blood yet how do one show love to each other?

Sorry Yk but need to speak out. Hope you understand 

Posted by Lonely AJ

 
At 12/19/2005 12:50:00 PM

Very meaningful post. More people may go and donate blood. =) 

Posted by june

 
At 12/19/2005 05:30:00 PM

todaealas, thank you! You can Click here  to get the parent consent form for age between 16 and 17. 

Posted by cockroach//蟑螂

 
At 12/19/2005 05:33:00 PM

june, hope so. :) 

Posted by cockroach//蟑螂

 
At 12/20/2005 01:23:00 AM

todaealas , u only take 10mintues to get the blood in the packet =)
the only prob would be transportation time, i think...

but no worries!

Check this out!
http://www.donorweb.org/mobiles/  

Posted by Mr. GeckoZ

 
At 12/20/2005 06:40:00 PM

Okay, I'll check it out. =D 

Posted by todaealas

 

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