Greetings everyone. I'm not very good with words so i'll keep my post short.
is anyone willing to give up some blood to save some lives?
The platelets found in blood are used to treat leukaemia patients. A single patient often needs platelets from 10 or more donors, all within a short period of time. Add to that the short 5-day lifespan of donated platelets, and you can understand why there is a constant need for platelet donors.
Every hour of the day, 15 units of blood are used in Singapore. We need to collect at least 350 units a day, as a whopping 90,000 units are needed in a year, just to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Singapore.
If memory doesn't fail me, one pack of blood can actually save up to 3 lives. i myself have a phobia of needles [especially anything that involves the exposing of the human organs, even as a crazy fan of Dead Space (but thats besides the point)]
I intend to go for my blood donation next weekend [probably next saturday] or any other time. It'll be good if i can get more people to go as a group and have lunch together after that.
C'mon, lets do some good. (:
retarded seaweed drummer, PEARSON.