Wednesday, August 6, 2014

38th Blood Donation Drive

Dear all,

Greetings from Malaysian Red Crescent Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter!

It is our pleasure to announce that we will be having 38th Blood Donation Drive in the following week. The details of the Blood Donation Drive are as follow:

Date : 4th August 2014 (Monday) - 7th August 2014 (Thursday)
Time : 10am - 5pm
Venue : FCI Glassroom 


Let us clear your doubts!!! ^.^

1. Will donating blood hurt???
♥ Donating blood is not painful. It may feel like a slight pinch or sting when the needle is first inserted, but there is no pain during the donation. 
♥ Donating blood hurts a lot less than having someone you care about need blood and not get it because it's not there. 

2. How long will it take to replenish the pint???
♥ Blood volume and plasma is replaced within 24 hours. Red cells need about 4 to 8 weeks for complete replacement. You can donate again in 56 days or 8 weeks.

3. I don't have time???
♥ It doesn't take long: about 45 minutes in all from arrival to departure. 

4. I might catch something from donating???
♥ Donations are drawn using sterile equipment that is disposed of after a single use, and the professionals who draw your blood wear sterile latex gloves that are disposed of immediately after use on a single patient. At no time will you come in contact with any piece of equipment or material that has had contact with blood or body fluids of someone else.

5. I take medication, so I can't donate???
♥ Depending on what medication you're on, it may halt donation for a period, though in many cases it won't prevent you from donating at all. It's always a good idea to inform nursing staff of this before attending a donation session.、

6. I'm too old/ young??? 
♥ The age limit is 18-60. For those who is 61-65, you have to get the certified document about your health situation from doctor. So long as you are healthy and weight at least 45 kg, you can continue to contribute to your community. 
♥ Once you turn 18 with weight at least 45 kg, you can make a real grown-up contribution to your community. 

7. I can't donate my blood because I'm a vegetarian which means my blood doesn't have enough iron in it???
♥ There's no problem with vegetarians giving blood, the iron needed is taken from stores in the body, and are replaced after donation. Provided you have a balanced diet, you should be able to replenish your iron supply within a month. Vegetarians may take a little longer though to make up their iron levels after a donation. 

8. I am a International Students, can I donate? 
♥ Yes, you can donate, with the conditions that you have stay in Malaysia for at least 1 year without leaving Malaysia within the period.

9. Others~
♥ You will not faint or feel uncomfortable after donating blood. This is a common misconception.

♥ You wont feel drained or tired if you continue to drink fluids and have a good meal. 

♥ You can resume your normal activities after donating blood, though you are asked to refrain from exercise or heavy weight lifting for twelve hours after donation.

♥ Donating blood will not leave you low of blood; in fact you will still have surplus blood after the donation.

♥ If you choose to consume alcohol, you can on the next day.

♥ Even if your blood type is common there is still a requirement. Patients are just like donors - most of them have common blood types. Because your blood type is common, the demand for that type is greater than for rare types. 


♥A drop of blood, Hope for Life! ♥ 

Everyone are welcome to join us. SAPS point will be given.

Hope to see you there. Thank you.

"Together We Strive For Humanity"

Best regards,
38th Blood Donation Drive Committee
Malaysian Red Crescent
Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter

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