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Donating Blood

I donated blood today. It was for a friend of an officemate who is up for another operation at PGH for tubercoloma. I initially hesitated because it required me to wake up very early in the morning (6:30AM) and not drink or stay up late the night before (a Friday night). Still, I already gave my word to donate the much-needed blood and good enough I was able to ake up much earlier on a Saturday morning (a rare incident to me).

So, I ended lining up in the Blood Bank for 3 hours to wait my turn and all was done in 30 minutes. Had 450ML of my blood drawn off without any fancy.

While going back home riding a jeepney, I suddenly winced, heart probaly palpitating, vision a little blurry and having butterflies in my stomach. It was a good 5 minutes that I felt dizzy while on the front seat of the jeep. I got a little nervous and thought of just sitting there until I felt ok or maybe go back to the hospital for a check-up.

I have had blood donations before (about 3 times I guess) and did not experience anything like this. Darn, I swear I could hear my heart screaming for more blood. Oh well, I guess I’m not going back there for another shot any time soon. :p

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

1 Response

  1. Avatar for Find Blood Donors Find Blood Donors says:

    Hi! there’s a website that Filipinos can make use to find blood donors and register themselves to become a potential blood donors. This can be a big help for Filipinos. I hope you make a post about it or something. Thanks and God bless!

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