Hello my dear readers, 

How are you all coping up with the 3rd phase of Restriction Movement Order ? I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy and safe at home. 

First and foremost, I would like to say THANK YOU to our frontliners and others essentials workers who has been sacrificing their energy, time and life to protect and served us. For our safety and health. And with that, PLEASE do your responsible duty by staying safely at home until we all are safe from this hideous pandemic virus okay? 


Well, I just had my birthday on the 18th of April. Though I can't celebrate with other family members and close friends due to the RMO, I am lucky enough that I can still celebrate with my husband and my 2 beautiful Monsta. 💘😍

Alhamdulillah , Allah had gave me the greatest gift of all. LIFE . I am still breathing and living healthily with the ones I love the most at home. And I am thankful for all the great wishes, love  and Du'as I have received from family and friends through Social Media, calls , Whatsapps and Video Calls. 💓 THANK YOU !! 




Anyway on my birthday, I really wanted to do something meaningful and important for myself but yet beneficial to others . So I decided to donate my blood. 😉 

I haven't had the chance to donate blood for years since I was married due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.  And yes, even though I am still breastfeeding my daughter who is 1 year 1 month and it was not advisable to donate as it is known that it may cause less nutrient and lesser milk production after donating blood.

But I was determined on the day before my birthday that by hook or crook, I WANT TO DONATE MY BLOOD  💪💪 I'm a O type blood and the bank is low on supply !!That's the more reason for me to donate right? 




"But you're not allowed to go out while on Restriction Movement Order !!" you say. Yes , TRUE. But for this reason you can go out for awhile with the proper documentation for you to bring along. I will show you the steps for you to follow later on okay? 👌

So before that, let me give you some information regarding blood donations. 


WHY DO WE NEED TO DONATE BLOOD.

You don't need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason.
  • Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend.
  • Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day.
  • Some believe it is the right thing to do.
  • Some do it for the free cookies and juice.
 But whatever the reason is, Everyone should enjoy the great feeling of helping save lives!


HOW DONATING HELPS

Every 2 seconds, someone in the Malaysia needs blood. Donating blood can help:
  • People who go through disasters or emergency situations
  • People who lose blood during major surgeries
  • People who have lost blood because of a gastrointestinal bleed
  • Women who have serious complications during pregnancy or childbirth
  • People with cancer or severe anemia sometimes caused by thalassemia or sickle cell disease

BEFORE YOU DONATE

If you think you want to donate blood, it’s important to make sure you meet the requirements and that you properly prepare.
First, you’ll need to find a blood bank or blood drive and make an appointment. Be sure to ask about any specific requirements for donors and what kinds of identification you need to bring with you. Tell the person on the phone if you have health concerns or problems or if you’ve recently traveled outside the country OR you can just check online through this link https://forms.gle/3JzR4XU57aDjZrA58


It is best that in the weeks before your appointment, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting a healthy amount of iron in your diet. Meat and seafood, as well as vegetables like spinach and sweet potatoes are good sources of iron. Certain breads, fruits, and other foods like beans and tofu can be good options too.

The day of your appointment, prepare yourself by drinking plenty of fluids and wearing comfortable clothes with sleeves that you can easily roll up above your elbow. Make sure you have a list of all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you’re taking, as well as the proper forms of ID for easier journey out while on RMO okay? 


GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR BLOOD DONATION 


  • 👉Be in good general health and feeling well.
  • 👉Be at least 18 years old  (younger than that will require parental consent).
  • 👉Weigh at least 45 kg. Additional weight requirements apply for donors 18 years old and younger and all high school donors.
      • 👉Have not donated blood in the last 3 months. 

So after you have answer all the questionnaire from the registration form on the link I've provided and you are QUALIFIED  to donate blood . Check the nearest Blood Bank or Blood Donation Centre from your location. 

For Klang Valley ~



Pusat Darah Negara, Jalan Tun Razak
Monday - Friday : 7.30am until 8.00pm
Saturday - Sunday : 8.00am until 6.00pm 
AddressJalan Tun Razak, Titiwangsa, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Pusat Darah Negara Midvalley Donation Suite
Monday - Sunday : 10.00am until  5.00pm 
AddressT-063, 3rd floor Mezzanine, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley Megamall, 59200 Kuala Lumpur 
( Next to DAISO )

Puspanita Blood Donation Suite, Precint 10, Putrajaya
Monday : Closed
Tuesday - Friday : 10.00am until 7.00pm
Saturday - Sunday : 9.ooam until 6.00pm 
AddressLot PT 2280, 2283, Persiaran Seri Perdana, Presint 10, 62000, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

For other states , you can refer to the picture below. Try calling the blood centre to make appointments. 



DOCUMENTS NEEDED 

1. Red Blood Donation Card - For frequent donors. 
2. Permission Slip - Donor need to fill the daily form online before proceeding to attain the slip before printing out . Here's the links :
1) https://forms.gle/zcU8TgVGNG6Mcfz98
2) https://forms.gle/HWzQrJsmb8bg943d8
3) https://forms.gle/MYyuT49q7dncEPoQ9
4) https://forms.gle/gG69a337vRD7YcPn9
5) https://forms.gle/244kmznZAf2oDGDb9
6) https://forms.gle/ukFrWjr6prRhcUH99 
3. Online Registration Form - Another way to would- be donors to is to fill out an online blood donor registration form - Click HERE 




**Before you leave home, make sure you have your ID and bring along the documentation needed to avoid any problems with the authorities if you get stop along the way.  



After you arrived at the chosen location, here's are the steps to follow ~~

THE FOUR STEPS OF BLOOD DONATION

The blood donation process can be broken down into four steps:
1. Registration
2. Medical history and mini-physical
3. Donation
4. Refreshments
While the whole process, from the time you get to the facility to the time you leave, can take about an hour, the actual donation itself may take as little as 8-10 minutes.

1. Registration

When you arrive at the blood bank or blood drive, you’ll sign in for your appointment and show your ID. Then you’ll complete paperwork that includes general information like your name, address, and phone number.
Waiting for the registration 

2. Medical history and mini-physical

Before you donate, an employee from the blood bank will ask you some confidential questions about your health and lifestyle. You’ll also get a short health exam or “mini-physical.” An employee will take your pulse, blood pressure, and temperature, and take a small sample of blood for testing. Mine was a bit high at that time maybe because I was nervous but I can proceed but was advised to drink a lot of water after donations. 
Waiting for my turn 

3. Donation

When it’s time to donate, you’ll go into a donor room where you’ll lie down on a cot. A phlebotomist (an employee who draws blood) will clean your arm and insert a new, sterile needle into your vein. This takes just a few seconds, and it can feel like a quick pinch.
You’ll donate about 1 pint (one unit) of blood and the process should take less than 10 minutes (however, if you’re donating platelets, red cells, or plasma by apheresis, the process can take much longer -- up to 2 hours). When you’re done, you’ll raise your donation arm and put a little bit of pressure on it, which helps your blood clot. Then they’ll put an adhesive strip on your arm.
Donating

4. Refreshments

After you’re finished, you’ll be given snacks and a drink to help your body get back to normal since you lost some fluids. You’ll want to sit and relax for at least 10 minutes to restore your strength and get some energy back before you leave. 

And that's all !! No hassle but make sure that you go back straight home after the procedure. DO NOT go elsewhere. 
And I would like to give a shout out to the person who inspired me to donate blood while on RMO. Mr. Azuan Abdullah. Here is the link he posted in his Facebook ( click HERE ) and he even volunteered to pick up and drive the other donors to the Blood bank for FREE  !! What a HERO !! 👏👏


So yeah, that's how I accomplished my mission for the day ! 
I am very content and  satisfied with the achievement so far I have made for myself this year ! 


I hope that you too will help out to donate blood for those in need. Thank you in advanced !! 💖
Check out my vlog on Youtube  HERE !!

Well thats all for now ! Thanks a bunch for reading my blog !! I hope you enjoy as much as I do ðŸ˜ðŸ˜˜



Stay safe , Stay at home , Stay Healthy and DONATE BLOOD  !!! ðŸ’“

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Love and rise up , 

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