Daddy started his blood donation during his army days.
And since then, he has tried to donate every three months.
The common questions about blood donation :
– Is it painful?
– I am scared of needles
– I am scared at the sight of blood (you will be surprised but females are affected too)
For some of us, the questionnaire might be awkward, as the questions are personal and designed to probe your personal health. After all, no one wish to donate “tainted” blood (even when we have the best of intentions). Questions about your sexual health, travel patterns, need to be ascertained (online questionnaire)
In a few simple steps, your precious blood will be collected. You can pop by this link to find out who is eligible to be a blood donor, read about collection process and safety measures.
On the actual day :
1. Fill in a questionnaire (can be done online too) – 10min
2. Medical examination – 10min
3. Blood test (haemoglobin level) – 5 min
4. Actual Blood donation – 10min plus (depending on individuals)
About 10% of our blood will be harvested, and donors are advised to refrain from strenuous exercise within 24 hours. Our blood supply will be replenished in a matter of days.
More tips about blood donation :
– you can book an appointment at this link
– Donors must wait 12 weeks before the next donation
– you can choose to donate at Bloodband (HSA Outram, Woodland or Dhoby Ghaut), or the mobile locations
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