I used to be out of labor, doing nothing however passing time after I got here throughout an commercial the place you would apply as a volunteer in Blood Donation camp. Lengthy again after I was in school I attempted to donate blood however resulting from underweight I used to be not capable of and after that it by no means occurred me to donate once more so, the advert caught my consideration. I dialed within the numbers and volunteered for it. Since, I used to be not working I additionally volunteered to present a hand for establishing the camp additionally.It was enjoyable volunteering for it, this blood donation camp units up quarterly so, as soon as in 4 months I used to exit meet new and previous donors, it was a kind of picnic for me until in the future a teenage lady got here as much as within the camp and requested “Hi, how are you?””I am okay, thanks, how are you? Are you here for the blood donation, do you have an appointment?” I replied.
“I would love to but I have a question?””Yes sure, happy to help, what is it?” I mentioned.”Umm, I am suffering from hemolytic anemia, so just wanted to know if there is an arrangement in the camp for Plasma donors?”To be frank I couldn’t even catch what was she affected by however I used to be positive I heard Anemia, although being a layman in biology at the least I knew Anemia needed to do one thing with deficiency of blood or hemoglobin in an individual. Why the hell she wished to donate blood if she is anemic and what the hell was plasma donation! I revised all my biology courses in a gist simply to not make a idiot of myself there however nonetheless mentioned”I am sorry, I did not get your question, you are suffering from what?””I am suffering from Hemolytic anemia, in my condition my bone marrow is unable to produce the red blood cells in the body fast enough to meet my body needs. It is a disorder where the red blood cells are destroyed before their normal life span and since, RBCs are responsible for carrying oxygen and when I do not have enough RBCs in my blood it can be fatal””Oh okay… I am sorry, but clearly you need blood in your body then why do you want to make a donation?” I used to be so confused.She smiled and replied “I just want to donate the Plasma. You know, it is because of people like you I am able to stand here, I laugh, I cry, I walk, I talk and everything thing I do is a gift from people like you all who donate blood. In every 120 days I undergo blood transfusion where blood is given to me through intravenous(IV) line in one of my blood vessels. I am so grateful for all of you to be alive and I also want to participate in Saving Lives. I want to donate plasma so that if there is someone like me who needs transfusion of Plasma I can repay to this society for giving me so many new lives.”
I used to be speechless, I had by no means taken Blood donation critically, for me it was only a day of enjoyable, assembly individuals, laughing with others consuming free ice cream. For a second I felt ashamed of myself for not donating blood for years. I used to be responsible for the variety of lives misplaced resulting from lack of blood within the blood financial institution and right here I used to be standing earlier than an individual who’s sick and nonetheless prepared to assist others in want.With a prayer to make her dwell lengthy and plenty of others like her I urge everybody to donate blood as a lot as you possibly can. It saves life it actually does!!