Sunday, June 14, 2009

World Blood Donor Day

It is "World Blood Donor Day" today. I was being invited to Jurong Bird Park to participate in this event on Saturday. I donoted my blood 2-3 times a year and even my platelets on 2 occasions. Its my habit to drop by the blood bank whenever I visits my clients in SGH. I'm very happy that they actually appreciates of what I did over the years and gave me 2 free tickets to Jurong Bird Park. I'd enjoyed the day very much.

I will like to encourage you to donate your blood on a regular basis. Not necessarily 4-5 times a year but at least onces a year. The nurses at the Blood Bank are very skilled. I never felt any pain in all my donations over the years.

About World Blood Donor Day
Millions of people around the world owe their lives to individuals they will never meet – people who donate their blood to help others. But millions more still can’t get safe blood when they need it. World Blood Donor Day, celebrated on June 14 every year, provides a unique opportunity to thank those very special people that help and to raise awareness about the need for more support.

Established by the World Health Assembly, this day marks the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the Nobel laureate who discovered the ABO blood group system. There is broad international support to raise awareness of the need for safe blood around the world and encourage eligible individuals to donate blood regularly so that blood is readily available for all who need it when required.

1 comment:

Andre said...


Just curious. Where did your get your CFP certified from?