Last December 1 the world celebrates AIDS Day. A yearly reminder for people to unify and fight against this deadly disease. Though I'm not attending any gathering related to this but I my way of participating in this event. Today, our company together with HSA Singapore holds a one day Blood Donation in our office and I participated on that. It's my first time actually. My first attempt was last 2007 in my previous company but since I just recently gave birth at that time they didn't allow me. They say I need to rest and recuperate for at least one year since I lost a lot of blood when I gave birth.
And so, I make it a point that I participated in this worthy endeavor. When I enter the room, organizer's asked me to fill up the form and answer some questions. I thought it's just like that. I didn't know that they still need to check my iron level if I'm fit to give blood. The two ladies ahead of me was rejected since their iron level was low. One should at least reached at least 12.5 to be able to give blood. While waiting for the result I was praying and hoping that my iron level will be enough to reached that minimum level. And when the attending person in-charge of that told me "Ms. Amelia you can proceed on the next counter". I was elated when I heard that. Was really happy that finally I can donate my blood. Good thing two of the staff assisting the donors are Filipino at least the anxiety level is low. They asked me to lay down the bed and just relax. After 10-15mins I'm done. And yes am done.
a simple remembrance from the activity
Thank God that I have this opportunity to share my blood to the person who will be needing it. So glad to be of service ;)
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~ Jean Luc Picard ~