30 September 2010 was a special day to me. It's the day that I donated my blood for the first time.
"You don't have to be a doctor to save lives"
Without any hesitation, I decided to participate immediately when i saw the blood donation campaign advertisement a few days before.
Before donate, i felt excited yet a little bit scared since it was my first time.
Luckily enough, i passed all the requirements like not on medication, enough sleep, normal blood pressure and etc this time. I have missed a few chances previously.
During the process, i could actually feel the blood oozing out after the nurse inserted the needle in and my arm felt a little bit numb after that. Not sure why my blood oozed out quite slow compare to others.
After all, i have donated 350ml of blood. Although, it's not a big amount, i felt that i have accomplished something big. Just simply feel great when thinking that my blood might save a life.
I will definitely do it again next time.
"Give Blood. It is a gift of life"
"If you donate money, you give food! But if you donate blood, you give life!"