Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Are You My Type? - RT /WW

My husband went to donate blood again. He's a regular donor. I failed to be a blood donor..... again. I'm anaemic.

15 units of blood are used in Singapore every hour of the day. At least 350 units a day are needed, as a whopping 90,000 units are needed in a year..... just to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Singapore.

During festive seasons like Christmas and Chinese New Year, the blood supply at the Blood Bank will run low.

Your blood will be used for patients who are undergoing cancer treatment, major surgeries, medical emergencies and road traffic accidents.

With each donation your blood can save 3 people.

You can donate blood every 3 months.

In appreciation of your generosity, the Red Cross will present you with a pin of your blood type.

Save lives today.

Where to donate blood

A community service by EastCoastLife




49 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to donate my blood, but like you; failed to so yet. :-(

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  2. Lina,
    It suxs.... I've not had enough blood for years. Wonder if there's vampire in the house. haha....

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  3. I've never done this before. Ashamed to admit this. :P

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  4. ECL,
    I've always been told to eat more chicken heart to boost my blood. LOL

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  5. That's a nice thing to do. Me too wants to donate blood but I I never got to the clinic. As I always say tomorrow or later.

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  6. Hi Ecl,

    wow that is truly a good cause to get into. Unfortunately I cant donate blood since I have three tattoos on my body, but at least am an organ donor for eyes that at least I can help out with :)

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  7. stan,
    Do it once in your lifetime.
    And pass this message to your students and friends.

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  8. lina,
    Chicken hearts? I love them but I doubt it can help me.

    How many chicken hearts do I have to eat every day? Poor chickens.

    I'm taking iron tablets. They make me heaty. ish.

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  9. ladynred,
    I'm a procrastinator too.
    Right now, I'm going to take care of my health and try again when hubby goes to donate blood in another 3 months' time.

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  10. Empty Streets,
    Are tattooed people barred from donating blood? I don't know.

    I have also signed to donate all my usable organs after my death.

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  11. I am a blood Donor and I have tattoos. Although newly tattooed person will be rejected because of a possible infection but usually you can wait a year before donating blood. Here in the US, different State has different rules! others reject and others accepts blood donations from tattooed person. I donated blood in the Philippines and here in the US.Usually i donate during my birthday, I don't know why I started doing it in the Philippines and I somehow got used to it like it's my b-day ritual.I don't accept cash by doing that though coz simply I am not comfortable. I donate blood because I want to donate not to make money out of my plasma! No offense to others who does!:)

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  12. Nobody wants my blood as it is RA positive..:(

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  13. irel,
    That's so great of you.

    I don't know that tattooed people cannot donate blood. That's new to me. I would check with the Singapore Red Cross.

    In Singapore, all blood donors are not paid too.

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  14. ECL!
    I've always wanted to donate as well but never gotten around to it.. is there a place that is always open to donate blood or do we have to wait for some kind of blood donation drive?

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  15. I haven't yet done my part in donating blood. But I am sure I will do it in the future :)

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    In unrelated comment, I am going to Singapore next week under my university program.. I had been to Singapore for few times before, but only and specifically only around orhard road before. Shopping! LOL. So, apart from that, any good suggestions on how should I spend my 5 days there?

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  16. Oppss.. ok i saw the link in the post.. I'll check it out..

    Thanks dearie :)

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  17. Thanks for the reminder to donate blood. It really doesn't cost anything to do but like you said, can save lives of others! I have donated in the past but then I lost weight so was too thin. I probably could again now though. I'll watch for the opportunity this year.

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  18. That's a very kind and generous gesture.

    That's a nice token of appreciation.

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  19. I had to have a blood transfusion following biopsy surgery. I went from feeling so tired I could not open my eyes to feeling alive and refreshed. I had no idea what a difference a blood transfusion makes! So yes, donate! It DOES save lives. :)

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  20. Eastcoastlife,
    Donating blood can save life, this is a good deed.
    During this economic downturn, donating blood is one of the best choice.
    Happy new year to you and your family.

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  21. Everybody who could should give blood. Mr. Gattino did it for more than 30 years and even got a gold medal from the Belgian princess. Now he is not allowed to do it anymore.

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  22. I used to donate regularly, but no longer allowed. In the UK, they tell me that the people least represented as donors are young men. Such a shame. It should be considered part of everyone's civic suty.

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  23. I wish I could donate but I am precluded through a past illness. Ah well. Happy WW ECL

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  24. You just reminded me I haven't done it for a long long time... with all the alcohol in my blood, will my receiver get drunk too?

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  25. i've never done it before but i would like to, my husband used to be a regular donor.

    happy ww.

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  26. Hats off to Chris, staring at the needle makes me wanna run away immediately.

    How's the leg coming along? Better?

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  27. Great way to promote blood banks. They are very important here as well. Happy WW:)

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  28. I'd probably be turned down because of "low blood" :)

    Doing this is a self-less act and my hats off to those who do these things for others.

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  29. i'm running low on blood supply so donating blood is out of the question.:D the red cross gives blood donors top priority when they or their families would need blood, a great incentive.

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  30. You are involved in a very noble deed. God Bless!

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  31. A Positive!!
    And I got dizzy.
    My daughter passed out.

    I think we need some iron.

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  32. my hubby is a regular donor at his work place. I haven't done my part, but I feel bad about it so I'm sure at some point I will.

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  33. wow! so generous. i hope more and more people will donate.

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  34. My husband is a regular donor but like you I am usually turned away.

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  35. Wah so cool la ur translation buttons! I am checking out ECL in Italian now he he! ;)

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  36. Actually B noticed them, he's here behind me checking out my blog buddies! :)

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  37. Wow that is quite impressive ECL, and yes unfortunately once one has had a tattoo that person cant donate blood till after a period of years just ensure that the person who has a tattoo has cleared the chemicals from the ink from his/her system.

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  38. I would love to donate blood too, but I hate anything to do with blood and needles! Already having a hard time doing my blood test! : )

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  39. I can't...I weigh 50kg so they won't let me...

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  40. I am type O the universal donor and the Red Cross just loves me!! Thanks for encouraging others!

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  41. YAY to your Hubby! Sorry bout your anemia. It's a good cause. I used to donate all the time, until my diabetes got too bad. Now no one wants it. ;)

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  42. It;s not that ez to make that trip down to donate blood loh. Imagine travel all the way down to outram park, spend a good 10-15 minutes there( if there isn't a crowd lah), then take train back again.

    Maybe it'll be good to have those mobile wagons (duh..wagons are mobile) stationed at hdb estates time to time . Then ration coupons for the donors to kiau kah and drink kopi at coffeeshop nearby

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  43. I used to donate blood regularly when I was in the army. In fact, all of us are 'encouraged' to donate unless we have prior medical conditions. It became a bit inconvenient after I started working though the blood bank visited my workplace every now and then to conduct blood donation drives.

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  44. Donating blood is a good cause, but I have never done it myself. I think the donor has to be at a minimum weight which I haven't reached. :D

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