In this selfish world, the pride you feel when you do something great, something that is nearly not at all related to your own personal interest, the things you do for betterment of people, place, society, country and world. Donating platelets is the one that I have done today.
Donating platelets: So today was my second time, first was 11-03-11.
Friday nights I got a text from an unknown number “urgent need of platelets in Christian Medical College (CMC) “so I went there Sunday morning gave 12ml of blood for screening for various tests including HIV, herpes, Malaria and few other blood components count and doctor asked me to come on Wednesday at 12:30pm.
So today I went there met patient’s father who is from Bihar and his 5 year old son is suffering from some disease that is tough to remember, all I know is his daughter, who is 7 year old is donating her bone marrow as to save her only brother. God have mercy on his family.
I entered the platelets separation room around 1pm and saw all the beds were empty except one, on that bed a little girl is donating her platelets later I came to know that the same girl is donating her bone marrow for her brother.
My turn came and I also donated, it took around 2 hours to take 400ml of platelets, and literally that guy injected 3 inch long needle inside my fore arm and that was the only time when I felt pain, but thinking of that little girl who was lying next to me gave me courage, that when she can bear it why can’t I. The best part in donating platelets is the time when your mouth start shivering as I skipped my lunch today my half of the body started shivering. I enjoyed it no doubt it was fun.
Best part in donating blood is that you come to know your body is working fine. :)