I was 16 when my friends and I was approached to donate blood in a mobile drive. We challenged each other to donate blood and it turns out that I was the only one eligible that day. I have never looked back since.
My blood donation journey is most rewarding when I know that I have made a positive difference in people’s lives. While I do not have much to contribute in other ways, I have blood! I cannot think of another easier way to contribute to society and save lives, just by sitting down for two hours every month. As the youngest Medal for Life awardee this year, I’m honoured to be recognised together with the other award recipients. All blood donations are equally important and I look forward to seeing more people step forward as blood donors.