Christmas is the season of giving and CheerForce came together as a team this December to give back to the community but with a twist. Instead of giving gifts this festive season, we decided as a team to give our blood.
Yes, that’s right. This year for CheerForce Charity Christmas 2018, we headed to the BloodBank @ Dhoby Ghaut to donate our blood. We got ourselves registered and found that we were given an organisation code ‘P0882’ to allow us to see how much blood has the organisation donated collectively to achieve milestones together.
It was a really stringent process where after registration, all of us had to go through screening by a professional to determine if we were suitable to donate blood. Once approved, we were directed to the blood donation area for the extraction of our blood into a blood bag.
Do you know that with every bag of blood donated, you can save up to 3 lives? The blood will be split into 3 components, the red blood cells, the plasma and the platelets, which is the reason why one bag of blood can saves up to 3 lives. It was a really fulfiling experience for the team knowing that we potenially saved up to 21 lives just on the day itself.
Although the number may be small, we got to start somewhere to amount to something big for the community. So join us in our efforts to give back to the community and save lives!