This is a World Blood Donor Day 2011 post
It's this time of the year again, and it's the World Blood Donor Day. Celebrated every 14 June worldwide, this year's theme is More Blood, More Life.
I'm writing this post from The National Blood Centre Malaysia after donating for my 89th time. We are having a little bit of celebration here, and I get a lot of freebies to bring home. It all doesn't matter anyway because I'm here just because I enjoy coming and feel good after each donation. I try my best to come here every 2 weeks to donate blood plasma and it's also one way for me to break free from my work, slow down on life, and get myself relaxed for a little while.
By law, you can't sell your body part even after you're dead. In Malaysia, donors in return get hospital benefits, vaccinations, full blood screening, and surely on every donation get served with light meal and snacks. Some countries however (and in a big country like the United States of America, it varies between states) 'compensate' donor's time with some cash, and some people take this as one way to earn some extra income. For any reasons however, it's always a good thing to donate blood; if you're not doing it for yourself, you're doing it for others. Who can tell if one day the coin flipped and you're on the receiving side of blood donations?
To end this post I would like to take this chance to wish everyone a happy World Blood Donor Day 2011, let's all donate more blood, and save more life.