Went for my third blood donation today with Wai Xin at NUH. This is what you do when you don’t have money and is too lazy to do anything volunteer work. You donate blood to gain some good karma. (Yes, I believe in those stuff. What goes around, comes around.)
Been wanting to donate blood for a long time. But I didn’t really get about doing till late 2005, when my grandma was hospitalised. That time, she was hospitalised due to complications arising from her kidney failure and almost a decade worth of dialysis. She was hemorrhaging internally and required a lot of blood transfusion. I was thinking that without those people donating blood, my grandma would definitely be suffering badly and I may not even get to see her one last time. (was in the army then, weekdays were spent in camp) So one fine day before visiting her at the hospital (she was warded at SGH), I went down to HSA to “repay” them and contribute my part (literally :P) to the society. Been wanting to donate since then but being in the army, you tend to get infected with stuff that otherwise you would have never heard of, I couldn’t donate. That is until NUS organised a blood drive last October and I got a friend to go with me. And today that friend’s vein was feeling abit itchy so it was his turn to ask along to donate blood. Seems like the blood donation centre at NUH isn’t as big as the one at HSA. Maybe its due to the fact that not much people go to NUH to donate blood. Anyway, looking forward for my next donation. 😀
And Happy New Year everyone!