October 12, 2013
Today is my birthday and to celebrate it I didn’t give out party; instead, I gave blood. To me Birthday means the day when my birth was given and during the delivery process, I am sure more or less, my mom lost blood. Another simple reason behind my blood donation is “Giving Blood doesn’t hurt, but it saves lives”.
This is my second donation and I will keep giving at least once a year, in particular, during my birthday. Also, I will give blood at anytime upon request from relatives or friends who need it. I strongly encourage everyone who has not done so, to try giving blood. They need a lot of blood to save more lives. Doctors told me the National Blood Transfusion Centre (NBTC) always run short of blood as there are not many people coming to give blood each day, but more and more people need blood.
See, it’s a free way of celebrating your birthday. By giving blood, you are not only making yourself happy but many more people would be happy too.
December 13, 2010
After having thought of giving blood for many years, today, I gave first blood with a friend of mind, Mono, in replacement of the blood needed for my friend’s father’s surgery. It will also be marked as my annual day of blood donation, which means I will give blood on every December 13. I am a person who has fear of injection (trypanophobia) and I thought giving blood might be a painful process. Now it changes. I am not that kind anymore. Hopefully, starting from now until the end of my life, I will have saved at least 10 or more people’s lives as long as I am a long-living creature. I am happy to do this. I was thinking of giving blood in every three months or six months, but I just wanted to mark annual blood donation. However, I may give blood on other day other than just 13 December in case there is any urgent need of blood to save lives.