Kasi Dara

10 Jan

gua kasi dara ari ni..  (i gave blood today..)  yeah..  :p

this is my 17th blood donation..  i started to donate blood since 1997..  initially i was donating in a yearly basis..  however, i stopped donating blood from year 2000 till 2004..  i am not sure why i stopped donating during that period of time, probably i was busy with my study..  but from 2005 onward, i become a regular blood donor, giving blood about 2 – 3 times a year..  🙂

 i have been giving blood at different places..  Serdang, KL, Ipoh, Batu Gajah, Kuching, and today Kubang Kerian..  🙂

the entire process of blood donation will just take about 30 to 40 minutes..

this include registration, fill up a questionnaire, blood grouping, health screening (haemoglobin level, blood pressure check-up), have a chit-chat with the doctor in-charge, giving blood on a comfortable seat with the television in front of you, have a chit-chat with the nurse, and go for a snack in the pantry..  🙂

the needle inserted into my cephalic vein..  local anaesthesia was given, so no pain at all..  🙂

and the snack time..  my favorite soft boiled egg..  :p

it depends on the center you are giving blood..  most of the centers provide biscuits and milo..  🙂

i remember in 2005 when i was visiting a district hospital in Batu Gajah..  at that time the hospital blood bank had only 2 pints of blood available..  so i decided to give them the 3rd pint..  as appreciation, the staff had went all the way to the town to buy me the “char kuey tiaw”..  huhu..  so sweet..  🙂

donating blood is fun..!!!  and you are saving life as well..  🙂

i have given my blood today..  so, when is yours..??  🙂

6 Responses to “Kasi Dara”

  1. Syidah January 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    Hi Dr. Simon, you are a great doctor 🙂

    • simon January 12, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

      thanks syidah.. thanks for visiting 🙂

  2. athiya July 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    i donated in india once…they didn’t give LA…mmg sakit…so x donate anymore aftr dat…huhu..anyway..ur posts are interesting…keep it up..

    • Simon Sim July 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

      hi Athiya.. thanks for sharing..
      may be u can try to donate at a local KKM hopsital.. 🙂

      • athiya July 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

        yup2…i will soon…btw..ur post on houseman was really an eye opener…for me n my friends…huhuhu…made us want to study harder…

      • Simon Sim July 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

        hi Athiya.. wish u and frens gook luck in study and future career.. 🙂

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