Yes! After pleadings and begging and desperate faces I’d created……..What’s the story?
Today, I went to PDN (Pusat Darah Negara) to donate blood…… Before I began my share here, let me first introduce you…for those who wanted to, dreamed of, thought of or even had hoped to……donate blood ^^
Procedure for first timer
1. Register (forms that will ask you this and that….) and you will get a certificate….(trust me)
2. Weight will be measured (criteria : must be 45kg or more)
3. Blood grouping and Hb level will be measured as well
4. Wait to be called for blood pressure measurement…. (criteria : more than 110/80)
5. Criteria fullfilled….yes….finally…go donate blood..
Certificate aka you blood donation book actually…
The story begin few months back when I went to PDN (second time) to donate blood and was declined by the doctor….due to low blood pressure…. Let me share you MY story…. I know, some of us probably had reached 9, 10 or maybe even 15 times blood had been donated….but for me, this is my second….suppose to be my third since the second time I was rejected -___-” MY story? why I put it this way? Yes….. for those who think they will have low blood pressure once reached PDN to donate blood…. and therefore, this is my third time I went to PDN which is today.
I went straight to the counter and told the nurse there that I had low BP during my second time I went there, and she took me to the doctor to measure my BP…..Thank god! It was 111/72 (atas pagar kot….). The normal flow began where I need to register, Hb measured…bla2…and I was called again for BP measurement. What?? This is my second time and I told the nurse there that my BP had been measured just now….but she said,lets be safe with that generous smile (what?!! I don’t want to be safe!….was the scream coming from my heart)
2nd reading : 104/62
3rd reading : 100/62
4th reading (even change hand) : 100/64
Following is the conversation between me and the nurse
Nurse : tido 5 jam tak?
Me : Ya (liar!)
Nurse : tido tu lena tak? ada bangun2 tak?terjaga tengah malam ke…
Me : Ok je… (damn….she’s that good? yes,actually my sleep was not that satisfying…my sleep was interrupted few times where I would suddenly awake for unknown reason…I don’t know why…maybe because exam…haha…liar)
Nurse : Tadi makan tak?
Me : Makan (helloooo KFC kot….)
I was so frustrated….I told her I came from far (padahal hukm je), pleaded to her that I want to donate (planned for so long already….), told her I was rejected before…..made a really pathetic face and even said to her, “saya ni macam tak boleh derma dah je” (haha….see how desperate I am). She said she cannot do anything and probably had to reject me again….However, she went to see a doctor for consult about my problem….
I waited impatiently….cursing of my stupid BP…..keeps giving me trouble…. T.T
Few minutes passed by and she came for me with another generous smile…. I was brought to the PDN cafe to take some food and was told to come back again after I finish for another BP measurement.
Menu : milo or nescafe (you can choose), sandwich, biscuits, and red bean bun
After I ate hastily I went back to meet the nurse and….yes……this is it…..the moment of truth…..
Trembling as the digital BP set starting to inflate….
Congratulations! and celebrations!! lalalalalala
5th reading : 112/78 (phewh….close….)
I was so,so,so…..HAPPY =D HAPPY i tell you HAPPY!
I went into the room for blood donation and I was so excited to see that 350g bag of fresh looking, red, pretty (yes, my blood) and yummy (gila) red blood cells….Satisfied ^^
After the blood donation….. they prepared food for the donaters which are
Menu : bihun goreng, biscuits, bread (and I got pizza), 100 plus (fuhhh), folic acid tablet and ferrous fumarate tablet
folic acid and ferrous fumarate
and yes….for FREE ^^
So friends! Lets donate blood…. you will feel an unimaginable satisfaction to see that bag of fresh red blood cells sucked out from you (muahahahaha-evil laugh)
p/s : please inform the nurses if you feel dizzy or having the feeling that you are about to faint after the blood donation