Update – stocks recovered, but keep thinking about donating regularly!
Joelle Lai holds up all 450ml of her blood at the HSA Blood Centre just minutes ago, answering a call for donors. Well done Joelle!
“Even with low blood pressure, I rustled up 450 ml! It did take a longer time though. I wasn’t allowed to donate until I spent 15 minutes chugging fluids and managed to raise [my blood pressure] to juuust above the ‘okay’ line.
I was in and out within an hour and the nurse entertained my request to snap a picture of me holding my fresh bag of blood in my hands. I love this picture!”
We need more like her to step forward. After an update since this morning, stocks of three blood types are now “Very Low”.
Update – Red Cross has issued an appeal for O+ donors this weekend.