Blood Donation

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Re: Blood Donation

Postby dovetail » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:54 am

I've been donating blood 4 times a year since I was 25. I stopped for some years because I went thru 2 Caesarian Ops to deliver my 2 babies.

Now I continue to donate. I feel good after each donation because 1 bag of blood can save 3 lives. For those who think that blood donation makes you fat and are scared by all the other myths that peole say, it's not true. The blood has 3 components, the white blood cells, red blood cells and plasma which they will separate for different needs I think.

Long ago, blood donors are given a special medical benefit card where they get discount for hospitalization and medical care. They can also nominate 1 family member to be a beneficiary of the same scheme. They've done away with this scheme for many years as they don't want people to donate for these benefits. But I believe those who donate are not doing it for this.

About that couple, I don't think they are exchanging their blood for the cup of Milo and piece of cake. It's probably just a passing remark and don't mean to imply anything. :lol:

I strongly encourage all healthy individuals to donate blood. In a bad accident, sometimes the victim needs as many as 70 bags of blood.

For those people who had stayed in England for a certain period of time in the 80's, HSA has stopped them from donating about 10 years ago. They're afraid of them being mad cow disease carrier. My husband was one of them as he had lived in UK for 2 years. He was very disappointed as he was a donor since army days.

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Re: Blood Donation

Postby dovetail » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:19 am

WCW :celebrate:

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Re: Blood Donation

Postby sunflowerseed84 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:39 am

is the smrt blood donation drive coming soon? the one where i think past few years they set up the donating at douby ghoat mrt station one.

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Re: Blood Donation

Postby jedamum » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:59 pm

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/conte ... save-lives

my husband's group of colleagues still do remind one another if there is any such 'gathering' coming up.

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Re: Blood Donation

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:35 pm

if u r serious, better to go direct to blood bank than those 'roadshow'. From what I understand, the bloodbank will take your blood, even if u r under certain medication. But the problem I heard is that even at the blood bank, it's quite a long wait/process.

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Re: Blood Donation

Postby starlight1968sg » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:14 pm

Any blood donors here?
I am one of them.
A new blood bank opens at Westgate Tower...
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singap ... g-20150623

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Re: Blood Donation

Postby janet88 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:41 pm

Hubby donates whoever there is a mobile station held in his office.

I can't donate because I am on long term medication. Otherwise I don't mind trying.

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Re: Blood Donation

Postby starlight1968sg » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:52 pm

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Donated 450ml of blood at the newly opened Blood Bank in Westgate Tower.
The environment and staff there are nice!

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Re: Blood Donation

Postby gjooheng » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:34 pm

Well done。 捐血救人,功德无量

其实捐血也是算项孝顺~我们的血液都是父母亲给予~能将父母给予的血捐出去帮助救人一命~这是多么的神圣啊~这也是报答父母给予的恩德之一~
救人一命~救是此刻
每包热血~感恩有您

捐血也是一种最能利益祖先的善举。它的本质是身的布施,可以积集功德,同时又能帮助其他人。这个参与捐血的身体,乃至所捐的血,其实正是祖辈及父母之身体的延伸,所以他们也会得以直接积聚功德。

記得我的佛學老師,蔡校長在法華經課堂上有和我們分享他捐血的感應。他一生中捐血四十次,現在年老了,醫生不允許他捐血。有一次在夢中,彌勒菩薩對他說:因為你曾經捐血四十次,所以你免除一次動手術的劫難。聽在耳裏,心裏想原來捐血還可以免除劫難(血光之災)。真是太好了。只是四十次的小痛,就可換回動手術的大痛,化算吧?所以你就別猶豫了,別讓生理(痛)和心理障礙了你,勇敢的踏出第一步吧

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Re: Blood Donation

Postby starlight1968sg » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:58 pm

For me, it is donating something which money can't buy and that is all.
For info, one can donate as frequent as every 3mths. But I am not that "noble" and will aim to make 2 donations per year.

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