I would accompany my father on his blood donation trips since my primary school days. When the opportunity arose, I made my first donation too. Although not all my donations were successful, I’m thankful to have persevere in this journey and not let failure deter me. In all my interactions with the nurses, they made me comfortable throughout the entire blood donation process. I am thankful that after 13 years, I have never experienced any negative side effects after my blood donation.
I would also encourage my family and friends to donate, by telling them to do good by making a blood donation during their birthday month! Blood donors who donate during their birthday month will receive a birthday token and these tokens are generally quite functional! It is very rewarding to know that I am saving lives. I will continue to donate blood for as long as I can.