There was a Blood Drive at my kondo area today.
At 3pm, my good friend Maria@Cik Ta called to say that she and her anak-anak menakan, KakNor and Iwan were on their way over. So, I waited for them so that buleh la beramai-ramai menderma, kan?
CikTa is a veteran donor, tu pun tah naper dia kata dia rasa gabra nak donate tadi. Tapi nak encourage K.Nor and Iwan punya pasai, dia sanggup drive all the way from Keramat to Bdr Sri Permaisuri and brought them along.
Kak Nor dah selalu pi cuba donate, tapi selalu kena reject bila part test hmglobin level coz haemoglobin dia rendah.
Cik Ta, eventhough a veteran, pernah juga kena reject coz kadang2 blood pressure higher than usual.
Iwan... He's a virgin Donor. He was so nervous as hell tadi that aku rasa kalau beri peluang dia balik rumah, dia akan balik rumah.
"Ish, bersunat pun 10x lagi sakit, Iwan!" aku beri sokongan. Hahaha
So, ok. The first to go for haemogoblin check was Cik Ta. Passing reading is 12.5...she scored 12.8! Great!
So, check pressure pulak... Aiyak, 159 over 90+!! Fail!
Aiseh... Mesti sebab dia extra gabra harini. Or maybe sebab dia bawak keta mcm pelesit, nak beat the 4pm Donor deadline tadinya, sebab itu blood dia go upstairs.
Tak pa lah Cik Ta, next time naa??
Ok, k.nor's turn pula for hmglbin level check... AGAIN tak lepas kali ni. 12 je bacaannya.
Cik Lin's turn pulak...gua confident gila, seyyy.
Breakfast? Check. Lunch? Check. Period or just had period? Nope. Sakit? Nope. Ada ambil ubat 2,3 hari ni? Nada. Enough rest? Check, check, check. I'm all prepared for this day, Dude. Just bring it on!
It felt macam nak buat benda daily routine, you know. Aku tak rasa stress whatsoever, and rasa happy and comfy. So, I was very confident that I would lepas all initial check-ups as I always would.
"Passing level is 12.5, ya. Kalau kurang, awak tak boleh derma," Misi (how do u spell...'missy'?'misi'?) kata, sambil tunggu my reading on the machine.
"Ok, faham. No problem," I said.
5 secs later, Misi jenguk reading... "Awak tak lepas lah. 11.2 je."
"Mesin rosak, tu... Mana boleh tak lepas! Ish!", I said. But I just had to resign to the rejection. Hmph.
Cik Ta and k.nor dah gelak-gelak. Iwan pulak dah lari keluar sebab semua perempuan tak lepas dan dia takut la kalau dia sorang je yang lepas.
Tapi dia masuk juga balik. Bila tiba for hmglbin test, dia LEPAS! Hahaha, habis la dia kena derma sorang-sorang.
Check pressure pulak.
Failed!! Oh how he was so relieved! Hahaha
So, there we were, four 'rejected' donors... apa lagi, aku pun ajak dorang pi celebrate being rejects - makan ice-cream at my place upstairs.
That beats MY disappointment, at least. Heh2.
Ah well, next time for me, then.