Thursday, May 29, 2008
Blood Donation II
I didn’t know that I actually shared some same points with a poster that is pasted on the wall in the blood donation room. The poster is published by Pusat Darah Negara and the points are all about excuses that people may have for them to avoid from donating their blood. However, I want to stress here; you must donate your blood voluntarily. No force.
I don’t have any blood to spare.
We check your hemoglobin level to ensure that you have enough blood before we allow you to donate.
I am too weak!
If you are healthy enough to be walking around now you can’t be too weak to donate. In any case the amount taken is replaced in a few hours time and so there is no reason for anybody to feel weak.
You are weak in what sense people? Fight the satan that weakens your strength.
I am scared to give blood.
Who isn’t the first time but don’t you ever want to overcome this fear?
Be strong people!
Since no one in my family has ever used blood, why should I give?
Consider yourself lucky but now are you sure that no body in your family will ever need blood? The need for blood can arise at any time. If you help somebody now, others will rally around to help you when necessary.
You want to see someone in your family dies due to anemia, only then you’ll give?
I have already given blood once before.
Very good, but many people donate as many as four times a year. If everybody gives twice a year, we can meet our requirements.
If you had it once, why not for the second time and next and next?
I am too busy.
Everybody is but then if thousands of people can spare half an hour of their time to help another you too can surely spare the time.
Cliché excuse. We have time for unbeneficial things but have no time for charity. Don’t you agree?
I am too thin.
Maybe but if your weight over 45kg you can give.
Ehem... er... who’s here 45kg in weight or below?
I have heard that blood donation can make me fat.
Come on, surely you can’t seriously believe such a tale. There is no medical evidence to suggest this.
Then it’s good for those who claim they are thin! …if they believe this statement la.
You won’t want my blood because of the illness that I had.
You may be right but have you checked that this is really the case?
Are you really sick that you tend to say such excuse? Or you really want to be sick to be transfused with blood? Ho... that’s harsh :p
Other people must be giving, so why me?
True, now more and more donors are needed each year. So every donor counts.
Argh!!! I can’t accept this question la.
My blood isn’t the right type.
You aren’t exclusive in this and all types are the right types.
Don’t say this unwise statement people, please…