Friday, January 18, 2008

Photo Hunt - Important


Important - Save Lives

Chris receiving his award from Mayor Matthias Yao

My husband has been a regular blood donor for years. He donates blood at least twice annually. He received a Bronze Award for 25 Blood Donation last year. (Silver Award - 50 blood donations and Gold, 100.) Of course, my husband doesn't donate blood just to get the awards. lol

Singapore needs an average of 350 units of blood daily. All blood collected is distributed to hospitals for various purposes. Blood is needed during bone marrow transplants for leukaemia patients, for thalasemia patients needing regular blood transfusions, during daily surgeries and for accident victims.

It takes 45 minutes for a blood donation, and it is painless.

A “Birthday Programme” has been launched. It wants to highlight to blood donors that even if they donate blood just once a year, they can help save the lives of many. Make a Pledge to Help the Nation on Your Birthday!

Be a Blood Donor. Help save a Life.

For Singapore residents : Call the Singapore Red Cross(65) 6220 0183
Community Blood Donation Drive - Locations

I was found unsuitable to be a blood donor because I'm anaemic. Bummer. I'm trying to achieve a healthy blood level so I can donate blood together with my husband and son.





65 comments:

  1. i have never donated blood before. dunno why -_-" i should start doing so.

    never knew they awarded those who have donated 50 and 100 times. at least there's a recognition :)

    have a great weekend !

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  2. It never crossed your mind, right?

    Yep, the awards are recognition for the blood donor's generousity and commitment to the programme.

    Good, at least I get one person to think about donating blood today. la la la.......

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  3. Mine's A!! I've donated, but not so regularly anymore.. except to mosquitos..

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  4. LB,
    aiyah.... everybody donated to mosquitoes ..... and bed bugs too!

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  5. Ooo. I went donating blood for the first time when they were having campaign in my college but they said I was under weight. -.- I have never been able to donate blood since then because I still haven't achieved 45kg. -.-

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  6. i never tried donating blood ... maybe I should. :)

    happy weekend!

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  7. huey,
    What!? You are below 45kg! o.O
    I wish I were 45kg..... okay... 50kg also can. 55kg?

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  8. mharia,
    Everyone should try it once. Do a good deed. Save a life.

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  9. Wow.. what an important post you have here this week to create the awareness on blood donation. Thumbs up! I am glad that I have done that quite a few times before. It was for a worthy cause and I am glad that it did helped more lives.

    Criz’s Sanctuary: http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2008/01/photo-hunters-important.html
    Insight Criz: http://www2.crizlai.com/photography/photo-hunters-important/
    Have a nice weekend!

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  10. I used to donate also.. I'm the boring O+...

    Lately no chance to donate.. must go find my red booklet and start donating again :)

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  11. Hats off to Chris. And shame on me, that I have never donated blood before. My fear of pain and seeing blood take the better of me. shame, shame, shame!

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  12. never donated blood before, even for my own sister LOL i'm just too scared :-s

    congrats on your hubby! :D

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  13. That's a great take on the theme. Good that your husband does that. I'm like you, I can't donate. I used to but my blood is no longer suitable. I hope that you have a great weekend.

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  14. eastcoast, congrats to your husband, Chris. And I've always been anemic so I haven't been able to donate blood either...:(

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  15. Congrats to your husband. I'm glad to here there are rewards for donating blood.

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  16. woah, really an important issue most would hardly cross their minds. Nice gesture from ur husband :)

    I'm underweight, but I've got an overweight Man next to me that I just asked, "wanna donate blood?"

    He went "who need? now? emergency?" I said "no, at the blood drive lar".
    His reply "ooi!! early morning you scare me like dat! I thought some emergency or what.."

    *Smack forehead* I want to pengsan!

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  17. What a GREAT take on the theme! This really IS important! I used to donate all the time too when I was younger. But once I came up anemic - and now they won't let me give anymore. *sigh*

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  18. Good for your husband ECL, and good for you for publicizing this worthy cause. Very important indeed.

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  19. Awesome cause. I am a blood donor as well and last time made it to my first gallon (just under 4 liters). Unfortunately last time I went I was rejected for low iron, so I gotta eat more red meat next time!

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  20. I used to donate blood regularly in the UK, USA and Singapore, but cannot donate here in Australia because I lived in the UK between 1980 and 1984 and am risk because of Mad Cow Disease. Disappointing because I am o negative, which is the universal donor and useful.

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  21. My mother-in-law goes more than a few times a year--I would but am unable. A good habit to get into.

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  22. congratulations to your husband! I'm not sure if my blood would pass the screening! ;)
    happy weekend!
    My PhotoHunt post

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  23. Unfortunately I can't donate either due to an auto-immune illness, but I'm so grateful for those who can and do.

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  24. Oh yes indeed! To save lives is really an important task.

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  25. I agree blood is very important. Mr. Gattino got the golden award from our princess Astrid here and now he had to stop because of his age.

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  26. Hubby does the same thing.
    Your husband's awards are well deserved!

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  27. Great choice for our important theme. I'm a blood donor and it really is important. Congrats to your hubby for the Bronze Award.

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  28. it is good u highlight this issue..me donate? yes i often did until recently the doctors found out i am anemic or watever ...

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  29. day dreamer,
    The needle is just a little prick, it isn't painful at all. Think of the life you are going to save.

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  30. napaboaniya,
    hahaha.... you notti girl. Scaring your hubby so early in the morning.

    It would be good if he could become a regular blood donor. We need all the help we could get.

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  31. Your husband certainly performs a very important function, and has no doubt saved many lives. So your pic is perfect for this week's theme. Thanks for the visit, and have a lovely weekend.

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  32. Your husband plays a very important role. I have never donated blood before, I think I should. Happy hunting.

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  33. Donors are very important. Without them many will die. I salute your husband for doing so. Have a great weekend.

    A simple life
    http://mlizcochico.com

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  34. I can't donate blood at present either, although last summer the cat fleas got a bit before we zapped them! Happy weekend

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  35. Excellent choice for "important"!!!

    Mine's posted, drop by for a visit if you can find time.

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  36. Donating blood is certainly important! Back home in Canada, my mom was a regular blood donor (here in Germany, she's not allowed to donate.) Sadly, our dad isn't able to donate blood because he spent 6 months in the UK back in the early 90s, and Canadian Blood Services won't accept his blood.

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  37. I donated blood before I became a mum, regularly.

    Now..it's hard to find the time! The wait is really long in KL.

    Well, when my kids r bigger...i'll start filling up my book again, but in a diff country lor...he he...

    But I think men's blood r better as they have better platelets??? Or something like that..

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  38. Oh wow...hats off to your husband! Nice take on the theme!
    Thanks for stopping by mine.
    Happy Weekend!

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  39. What a great honor! I used to donate blood all of the time here in the US. and Now because I have traveled ALL OVER the world, they are being picky about my blood....and I am O+ too!

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  40. That is a very important thing and it's good that you have brought it to our attention. I have been banned from giving blood because I fainted whenever I did it. I didn't mind but they said no.

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  41. Yes, blood saves lives. We used to have blood donation drives at the college. I was considered underweight and not allowed to donate.

    Thanks for visiting mine.

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  42. WOW! 25 times? Oh my... I am not eligible to donate blood because I don't even have enough for myself. Haha... (=

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  43. Donating Blood is very IMPORTANT. Although our Mommy says it isn't painless. She has little veins that roll and lots of times they have to stick her multiple times to get blood.

    So we think it was very brave of Chris to donate blood and very nice of you to tell everyone about it.

    Scylla & Charybdis

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  44. I have donated blood twice. I plan to do so again. Soon.

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  45. Oh that is very important! Nice photo hunt today :D

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  46. Great post for a good course. Norway do need more blood too and I was a donator - now I have to volentare again after reading this.

    Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

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  47. My hubby oso use to donate blood veri frequently, donors are so crucial, good for him and so nice to be recognize.

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  48. hey my friend, just a quick one here---I tagged you , you may like to do it.... check it here.

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  49. What a note worth cause. Sound like you are proud of your hubby.

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  50. Hi ECL! You must be feeling proud for your husband!

    Anyway, your husband should be awarded! It's akin to doing good deeds in helping the needy.

    Have a nice day!

    Could you add me on your blogroll?
    ((:

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  51. What an unselfish thing to do. I would like to do the same but then I am really do get nervous... thanks for visiting.

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    I found it on a Belgian blog;

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  53. Your husband is a good man. Congratulations, not just for the award but for the thoughtful and kind actions.

    Have a great week, ECL :)

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  54. totally agree with u!
    in msia, if u donate blood more than certain times, u get free admission to hospital...i think...or some kinda privilage...

    so, reli cool!!

    and plus, giving blood is healthy for the donor!

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  55. wow! that's so nice donating blood...... :)wink... me I donated only to mosquitoes... LOL!

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  56. I'd say donating blood is very important. Unfortunately mine, due to it's slightly anemic iron level, is not acceptable. Good thing there are people out there like your husband! Happy hunting!

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  57. What a noble thing to do. I admire your husband for his great sense of caring for others.

    I've never donated blood before but I think it's a great deed to do for others.

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  58. Wow ... 100 donation for a gold medal! What does it take to get a platinum medal?!

    Too bad. Singapore doesn't want my blood ... I know, every time when I say this people think that I am positive ... ha ha ha.

    I lived in UK during the mad cow disease period and for live, my blood won't be accepted here in Singapore :)

    On a seperate note, I wonder if they give out medals if I was to donate someone of a different color than red in a regular basis ... hmmm.

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