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Do your part – Donate blood   Leave a comment

As you are reading this, a child in hospital is receiving a blood transfusion. A girl is learning how to smile again, as she recovers from leukaemia. In another ward, an old man is being treated for severe burns.

hey all rely on blood donation from healthy people like you…

You could be investing in your own future as well as saving someone’s life, Because who knows if you or one of your friends or family will need a blood transfusion one day? God forbid.

Who can become a donor?
Practically anyone, as long as you’re over 18, under 60 and in good health.

What blood groups are needed?
All groups, especially the most common which we can never have enough of.

Where can I give blood?
The main collection facility is Central Blood Bank in Jabriya, as well as its four fixed satellite branches distributed in different areas in Kuwait, Amiri Hospital, Adan hospital, Jahra hospital and the Red Crescent Society.

How long does it take?
The donation actually takes ten to fifteen minutes, but the whole process, takes about thirty five minutes from registration to the end of the rest period.

How is it done?
There are three steps:

1. First Step
We must first make sure you are fit enough to give blood, and that giving blood will cause you no harm. We also have to make sure your blood will be safe for the patient who’ll receive it. That is why we will check your blood and ask you to complete a health questionnaire with the help of one of our doctors or nurses.

2. The Questionnaire
After a few quick questions, a registered health care professional, -a doctor or a nurse will  ask about your health. Your answers will be treated in the strictest confidence. They are routine enquiries which must be made for all volunteers before their donation is accepted.

If you don’t qualify as a donor this time, we will explain why and give you all the advice you need. If you do qualify we will ask you to sign that you are happy for us to test your blood later in the laboratory, the test will tell us your blood group and will screen for any infection that may be transmitted in blood such as hepatitis viruses (which cause jaundice) and human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV); if any of these positive tests shows you cannot became a donor, we will explain why and give you all the advice you need in the strictest confidence.

3. Haemoglobin Screening
Do not worry that giving blood could affect your own health.  We will only collect blood from those who can spare it!  All volunteers are screened to ensure that a donation will not  make them anaemic. This is done by collecting a tiny drop of blood from your finger, the test may show that you cannot spare a full donation on that day. If so, we will tell you what you should do.

Honestly, does it hurt?
Giving blood is normally quick and painless. After haemoglobin screening you’ll be settled on a bed with a band wrapped around your upper arm. The skin on the inside of your elbow will then be thoroughly cleaned.

Next, the band will be tightened just enough to make the veins stand out. A sterile needle is inserted to collect your blood. Most donors are pleasantly surprised at just how soon it’s all over. In about five to ten minutes we’ll have collected 450ml (about a pint). Firm pressure is applied as the needle comes out and a light dressing is placed on the arm once bleeding has stopped.

Is there any risk?
All donations are taken by trained staff. These staff never work without the supervision of a doctor or nurse. Every piece of equipment used is sterile and never used again. There’s no risk of a donor becoming infected in any way.

A very small number of donors sometimes feel a little hot or faint after giving blood, or experience minor bruising where the needle went in, but this is rare and is not generally a cause for concern.

What will I get out of giving blood?
Health screening tests: Every donor undergoes a physical, medical and laboratory
check up, where the blood is screened for all transmittable diseases such as hepatitis B and C HTLV, HIV, malaria and syphilis.

Headache relief:  A number of donors have a higher number of red cells than the normal for natural reasons which increases the viscosity of blood and therefore creates a headache. Donating blood will relieve this symptom.

High blood pressure:  Donating blood will help to reduce the high blood pressure, providing that you do not suffer any complication such as heart diseases.

Helping others: Becoming a donor is an act that benefits many. It is a way of helping others less fortunate than ourselves in our community.

Life after all is the greatest gift that a person can give.

Heart trouble:  Research proved without any doubt that incidents of heart diseases between donors are less than non donors.

Knowing that one has helped in saving someone’s life can give the individual a great feeling of satisfaction and this is a reward in itself.

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Posted January 18, 2012 by Rajesh_Gandhi in action, happiness, i love you, idea, Jai Ho, kuwait, life, lifestyle

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3% alcohol endangering the lives of citizens and residents of Kuwait   1 comment

The Arabtimes, Kuwait, today reported:

“The Criminal Evidence Department has submitted a report to the Cassation Court, stating that a certain brand of mayonnaise available at a cooperative society contains three percent alcohol, reports Annahar daily.
The company which imported the mayonnaise has been charged with endangering the lives of citizens and residents as it did not properly examine the ingredients of the product. Sources say the cooperative society which sold the product too has been charged in the case.”

Well, if 3% alcohol can endanger the lives of the citizens of Kuwait, maybe the investigation report should be sent across to UAE, Oman, Qatar & Bahrain; so that their brothers from the other GCC citizens can learn from it and take effective measures to stop alcohol sale.

Wonder what a detrimental effect ‘it’ must be having on the citizens of other countries?

Posted August 22, 2011 by Rajesh_Gandhi in action, crazy, faux pas, kuwait

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Kuwait 50/20/5 celebrations   3 comments

WE JOIN ALL THE KUWAITIS IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF KUWAIT 50TH YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION AND THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASCENDANCE OF H.H THE AMIR TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE STATE OF KUWAIT

LONG LIVE KUWAIT

 

 

WE JOIN ALL THE KUWAITIS IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF KUWAIT 50TH YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION AND THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASCENDANCE OF H.H THE AMIR TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE STATE OF KUWAIT

LONG LIVE KUWAIT

WE JOIN ALL THE KUWAITIS IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF KUWAIT 50TH YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION AND THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASCENDANCE OF H.H THE AMIR TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE STATE OF KUWAIT

LONG LIVE KUWAIT

 

Posted February 24, 2011 by Rajesh_Gandhi in kuwait

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Beware, new mobile radar tracking speeders!   Leave a comment

The Interior Ministry on Sunday announced that the new mobile radar to monitor speed and traffic violations on the shoulder of the road has gone into effect.
The Ministry’s Information Department said in a statement that a plan to modernize all sectors of the ministry is continuing very effectively to support homeland security and safety of citizens.
The Ministry pointed out that the new radar is accurate and can be transported from one place to another easily, in addition to having the video and photographic characteristics, which confirms the fact of the violation.
It stated that the mobile radar is currently working with high efficiency in many locations, especially places of high traffic density, including schools.
It noted that the Task Force of the Department of Radar Operations in the traffic department has made a great effort in the training of security personnel on the use of mobile radar.

 

Posted December 13, 2010 by Rajesh_Gandhi in crazy, kuwait

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Kuwait Metro and Rail   1 comment

Kuwait is on the  verge of a new era in public transportation. The country is planning to develop its own rail and metro projects as part of the GCC’s wider efforts to improve public transportation networks and its connectivity with neighbors.

Kuwait rail system will reach 550km upon completion and will cover the northern and southern parts of the country as well as critical infrastructure such as airports and railway stations. The project is part of the $25bn GCC railway project, which begins at Kuwait and runs to Muscat via Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

The Kuwait Metro Rail is a 171km long inner city transport running across the city. 60km of the rail road will be built underground. The project will have four lines, each of which will be tendered as a separate project. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $7bn.

Posted December 6, 2010 by Rajesh_Gandhi in action, government, kuwait

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Even less than Zero percent?   Leave a comment

Now, how we can have some gas, even “less than zero percent”?

Is it overstating, distortion of facts or what, I dunno.

Read the full article in the Arab Times, Kuwait here for details.

Posted November 24, 2010 by Rajesh_Gandhi in action, crazy, faux pas, kuwait

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Height of unnecessary censorship   Leave a comment

Following is the news item in the Arab Times on Nov 22, 2010:

Immorality on beach caused by 6 youths and a 18 yr old woman

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 21: Police are looking for six unidentified youths for immoral behavior in public, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
It has been reported the youths were kissing and ‘molesting’ an unidentified 18-year-old woman on an unidentified beach and when people complained to the Operations Department of the Ministry of Interior, a police patrol was dispatched to the area.
When the youths saw the police they escaped from the scene but the police could do little because the teen refused to file a complaint against them.

As you can infer from this, some “unidentified” boys molested some “unidentified” girl at an “unidentified” location.

Seems only the police were identified. Hahaha!!!

Some Height of unnecessary censorship.

Posted November 22, 2010 by Rajesh_Gandhi in action, faux pas, kuwait, press

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