KSDC Blood Donation February 2008 (Valentine's Day)

Date: Sunday, 17 February 2008
Duration: 1 day


To Share is Care, on this special February full with love we would like to express our love not only to the people we know, but also for the people around us.

Did you know by blood donating you have:
1. Donating blood may reduce the risk of heart disease for men and stimulate the generation of red blood cells.
2. A donor effectively burns about 650 calories by donating one pint of blood.
3. Someone needs blood every two seconds.
4. One pint of blood can save up to three lives.
5. Cancer, transplant and trauma patients, and patients undergoing open-heart surgery may require platelet transfusions to survive.
6. The #1 reason blood donors say they give is because they "want to help others."
7. The actual blood donation usually takes about 10 minutes. The entire process – from the time you sign in to the time you leave – takes about an hour.
8. After donating blood, you replace the fluid in hours and the red blood cells within four weeks. It takes eight weeks to restore the iron lost after donating.
9. You cannot get AIDS or any other infectious disease by donating blood.
10. Giving blood will not decrease your strength.
11. Blood donation. It's about an hour of your time. It's About Life.
12. Fun, Socializing, and meeting new friends.

In the days prior to donating blood, it is important that donors prepare themselves for a process that can temporarily weaken the body. Donors should check their local blood bank's guidelines, as requirements and recommendations vary. Many blood banks recommend that potential donors drink extra water and fluids before donating It may be advisable to avoid caffeinated beverages before donation.

Eating well is also important, and can reduce the risk of reactions to donation. Eating foods high in iron (which has many dietary sources) is also a good idea; low hemoglobin levels may make a donor temporarily ineligible.


This event is open for PUBLIC, both Divers and Non-Divers.

Blood donor
Place: Palang Merah Indonesia, Jalan Kramat Jaya #47. Jakarta Pusat.
Phone: 021-3906666
Time: 16:00 - 19:00

Place: Restoran Sederhana
Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro 1 no 11g, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat.
Phone: 021-3145148 or 3901180
Time: 18:30 - Finish.

Direction from PMI to Restoran Sederhana (in indonesian):
Dari PMI, belok kanan di lampu merah, ambil jurusan yang ke cikini / raden saleh, lurus saja, mentok belok kiri.
Setelah ketemu Kentucky (di sebelah kiri) di persimpangan belok kanan, ketemu pertigaan ikuti jalan yang ke arah kanan, kanan lagi, ikutin jalan menikung ke kiri, lurus menyusuri rel, kemudian menikung ke kiri lagi nanti restoran di sebelah kanan.

Direction from Bundaran HI to Restoran Sederhana (in indonesian):
Dari Bundaran HI / Menteng / Kuningan ambil yang ke arah rumah sakit bunda. Di lampu merah rumah sakit bunda belok kiri ke jalan gondangdia. Di sebelah kanan ada hotel marcopolo. Belok kanan setelah hotel marcopolo. Restoran ada di sebelah kiri.


16:00 - 19:00 - Donor activity, please come as early as you can. Not only will it help the staffs of PMI, also we can use more time to get to know everyone.
You will be given a Tom and Jerry sticker (name sticker).
Once you are done with donating blood, you are welcome to wait or directly go to the diner early.

18.30 - Finish - Simple dinner gathering.
What You Eat Is What You Pay.
A KSDC souvenir gift will be given to those who registered and present at the event. (limited only)

Coordinators' note:
We hope that with this kind of event, not only that we as divers' community can contribute to simple humanitarian aid, but also would be able to use the opportunity to get to know each other.