yaya! aced one paper today yesterday x(“,)x
three more to go and 12days to be homed 😀
what comes to your mind when u see da title *point up* ❓
i saved a life last Saturday!
lemme depict da whole process…
first, i was asked to complete a form with demographic and basic health information
like are u homo or bisex?
are u suffered from Hepatitis B/C/DEF
are u on medication?
are u single or taken?
ok, im just kidding
next, a staff performed a short health exam on me, taking my pulse, blood pressure and weight
blood pressure’s normal!
ya, im light as air! 😛
given nasi lemak as refreshment. free brekkie 🙂
there’s a talk going on in da other hall…
but i cleverly asked one of da committee to miss call me when it’s over
so i got to sneak back to my room to slack around study
fast forward to 2hours later,
kempen drma drah dh nak mula..
thanks for da sms 🙂 , iforgotyourname 😦
i manage to cajole someone in giving me da number one im da lucky number one!
some of da people in waiting room
this blood bank employee then asked me some questions about my health, lifestyle, and disease risk factors.
bienkia, all of this information is confidential.
i told her i have a mild migraine lately and she said it’s ok…
doctor, why so serious?
then my hematocrit is tested to ensure that my blood iron level is sufficient to donate.
fyi, all medical equipment used for this test, as well as during the donation process, is sterile, and is disposed immediately after using them for once,
so bienkia, very clean one.
don sked…no rasa one
my blood iron level is just ngam ngam pass! phew!
my er…blood collection bag?
this is where i lost my blood 😛
this black thingy is an inflatable cuff which is used to check blood pressure and to maintain venous filling.
da staff spent some time in finding da site for drawing blood cos she couldn’t find any prominent vein wo :S
after some attempts, she managed to find da venipuncture site. phew!
she used a needle to poke me to do da marking
then she inserted gently a needle which’s used to draw the blood from the vein
not pain either!
da needle is attached to plastic tubing to conduct the blood to the collection bag.
keep bleeding keep, keep bleeding lurve 😀
while waiting for da blood bag to be filled,
i had nothing better to do, and i forgot to bring my Ipod along 😦
so to ease myself, i camwhored lo…
da staff damn good ok,
“mari, i tolong u ambil gambar!”
i ❤ her…
but she took from a bad angle 😦
can see my blood bag not???
“kak, senyum sikit…”
after about 10mins, da blood collection bag is filled (finally!)
blood from the tube is taken to fill several vacutainer tubes for further testing…
da needle is then removed
neh, my blood 😀
rested awhile on da bed…
and i was given a bandage to be placed over da phlebotomy site.
and some refreshment too 🙂
thanks kikilala for accompanying me 😉
she’s camera 😳 la…
ok. this mark da end of my forth blood donation ordeal 🙂
but donno why, i experienced some light-headed, dizziness for da whole day lo… 😦
i felt good though cos i’ve done something good!
i saved a life wei! 😀
eh, i lost 350ml of blood on Saturday
and im losing blood now
will i die of overflowing of blood ar 😯 :S