Saturday, June 7, 2008

Blood Donation Drive

Again, the blood donation drive was here in my campus. The blood donation drive actually fell on June 2 and 3, but since I had my external exam on June 3, I couldn't make it for that 2 days. Firstly because the night before June 2, I slept less than 4 hours and of course I couldn't make it as well on June 3 as I had to go out for exam at 9am and finished the exam at 4pm (don't ask me about the result, it will only be released 8 weeks later, and I don't have much confidence on it).

I was happy as Foong Kheng finally donated her invaluable blood in her campus; each and every time I would be very happy when my friends told me they went donating blood (this made me proud as my force persuasive effort worked). I never give up pestering convincing friends around me to donate blood, as I think donating blood is quite a noble act. Up to now, we still don't have artificial blood, so blood is very much precious and crucial for accident victims who lose profound blood.

Since I couldn't make it on both days, I just tried my luck by asking my friend (one of the helpers) when would another block of my campus (foundation school) hold the donation drive. I was so happy when she told me the date fell on June 4 and 5. So I slept like no tomorrow after my exam to get myself ready to do the noble job the next day, but again I didn't donate blood that day since Kynne asked me to wait for him to donate the day after that as he would like to go FES (engineering school) to support Kelvin in the FEStival. And I really warned him not to FFK me, as during the last donation drive, he didn't donate at the last minute (which until now I still don't why he couldn't donate, he told me he was diagnosed HIV positive @@, but who trusts him?). Finally the day arrived, after the interesting Public Speaking tutorial class, we went to donate blood in PB (foundation school), and I dragged along my best friend, ShuZhen to go with me as well. We were actually pretty sincere to do such noble deed, as right after the hike up of petrol price, Kynne still drove us to donate blood, we were great (wai tay) enough, weren't we? *smile*

Shuzhen didn't promise to donate, actually she just wanted to know her blood type but ended up donating 450ml while Kynne and me donating 300ml. Well, three of us were still as healthy as ever after the donation. So for those who never go donating blood, it's not that scary la, though the needle is indeed big and long! Shuzhen was so scared before and during the donation, but after the donation she told me she might consider to donate again! See, as I always tell my friends, once you have the first time, surely second time, third time, fourth time and forever will follow!!

A bit information for your knowledge, our body has 5500ml of blood, so 300ml or 450ml is just the tip of the iceberg la, it is just 5.45% and 8.18% respectively of the blood in our body.

Later on, Shuzhen told me her sis asked her not to eat chicken as Blood Type B people should avoid chicken as much as possible. I once read a forwarded e-mail about the right food for each category of blood type. So last night I spent a bit of my time to look for the related info. Here it is. And more details at Eating Right At Your Blood Type.

I was inspired much to donate blood by my beloved dad, so you might just be the next one inspired by me... *syok sendiri*

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6 comments:

~K£cќ~ said...

SS lar you ...

Careful he got HIV+ once you kena his salive you're done for XDXD

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Saliva can meh? I thought blood only?

Shane said...

Swt... Since when saliva can transmit HIV?? Kelvin, ur Bio sucks... Not only that, ur general knowledge too.. hahahhahaa joking..

I might try the nx time they are in monash...

~K£cќ~ said...

Bio got learn HIV ar? Sorry la 2 years din touch Bio ...

Erm maybe ht got "gusi berdarah" LOLZ jk XDXD

LH said...

=.=|||

i donated too.... XD

vi--Vien--nE said...

Hey..Jess, so long time din read your blog liao.
Heheheh..I also donated blood with Foong Kheng lor.
It was really good experience..