Year 2004 at our school quadrangle, I got curious with Red Cross’ Blood Letting program. I signed up, passed the interview and waited for my name to be called. I wasn’t sure if I can endure the process but I was determined to donate blood just to feed my curiosity. When it was finally my turn, the staff of the Philippine Red Cross assisted me all the way. The blood donation lasted for about 15minutes. After which, I was advised to rest and was given some crackers, orange juice and a bottle of distilled water.
My curiosity was satisfied but it also made me more aware of the help we’ll be able to give to those in need.
My ninth blood donation took place at our office which was also hosted by Philippine Red Cross. I am happy to see familiar and new faces who selflessly donated blood for people they don’t know. March is my birthday month and saving a life is the best way of thanking God for another life that He has blessed me.
If you’re interested in donating blood you can find ways by visiting their Website: http://www.redcross.org.ph/