As of the past week or so, blood stocks in Singapore are almost depleting.(Screenshot of article posted on DonorWeb
Even though I've been donating for a little over 2years already, I still hate needles, nonetheless, think about those who need the blood to survive or fight for their lives.
Why we need more donors.
Your blood donation could help save the life of an accident victim, a patient with severe anaemia, a person undergoing major surgery or even a newborn baby.
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.
so, pick up the courage, and join me as a blood donor, just head down to either of these locations, or check DonorWeb for any BloodMobiles stations deployed around Singapore.
Bloodbank@HSA is Located at:
Blood Services Group
Health Sciences Authority (opposite Outram Park MRT Station)
11 Outram Road
Bloodbank@Woodlands is Located at:
900 SOUTH WOODLANDS DRIVE
#05-07 WOODLANDS CIVIC CENTRE (opposite Causeway Point)
Do check opening hours of the bloodbanks at HSA's site before heading down!
And oh, do you know that there are health benefits if you're a donor?