|▲ The appearance of a student donating blood|
On May 15th and 16th, a blood donation event was held at CWNU Building No. 51. Blood donation is divided into two aspects: whole blood donation and component blood donation. Whole blood is a method of collecting all blood components and takes 10 to 15 minutes. Component blood donation is a method of collecting only the necessary components of blood, and is divided into a method of collecting only plasma or platelets, or a method of collecting both plasma and platelets. It takes 30 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes. A recovery cycle of at least eight weeks is required for whole blood donation and at least two weeks is required for component blood donation.
There are important standards for blood donors as much as recovery is necessary. There is a weight standard of 50 kg or more for men and 45 kg or more for women. Both interviews and preliminary examinations are required. The Bud General Student’s Association recommended adequate sleep and breakfast before blood donation, and cautioned that blood donation is possible after one month of medical contributions or procedures, furthermore, that blood donation is possible after a minimum of three days to one month after the usage of medication for treatment purposes. We listened to the details of the blood donation event through interviews with the President of The Bud General Student’s Association body, who planned the blood donation event and the students participating in the blood donation event.
Q. Tell me about yourself.
Kim: Hello, I am Kim Beom- soo, the 39th President of Bud General Student’s Association, majoring in the Department of International Trade.
Q. What is the planning intention of the blood donation event?
Kim: I proceeded with the blood donation event because I thought that the act of blood donation itself was a service for the public good, not for personal gain. Also, I thought it would be a meaningful experience for the members of CWNU.
Q. What message does this blood donation event convey?
Kim: Through the blood donation event, I hope that young people will become meaningful young people who can contribute to society by becoming the main body who aids it.
Q. Tell me about yourself.
Hwang: Hello. I am Hwang Sung- wook, a 3rd year student in the Department of Philosophy.
Kang: Hello. I am Kang Gyeong- yeol, a 3rd year student in the Department of French Language and Literature.
Q. How did you decide to donate blood?
Hwang: I participated after seeing the notice posted in the department's chat room that a blood donation car was coming.
Kang: I participated in blood donation as part of a group in ROTC(Reserve Officer Training Corps).
Q. Please tell me how you feel after donating blood.
Hwang: I think the good thing about donating blood is that I can help sick people if I invest a little time. Therefore, I think the fact that I donated blood myself made me feel proud.
Kang: I am proud that my blood is being used for a precious life. Due to this proud feeling, I am contemplating whether to donate blood regularly.
Q. Do you plan to donate blood on campus next time?
Hwang: Yes, next time I hear the news that a blood donation car is coming to the school, I think I will go to donate blood.
Kang: Yes, I plan to do it next time. It would be nice if blood donation was done regularly on campus in the future.
If you donate blood, you can receive free blood tests such as overall bodily health, blood type, hepatitis, syphilis, liver function, and blood pressure tests. In addition, there is an effect of improving blood flow due to the formation of new blood. Additionally, the risk of cancer can be reduced by resolving hemochromatosis, and it is helpful for liver health because the iron balance in the body is controlled through blood donation.
CWNU’s blood drive continues every year. Information on campus blood donation events can be found on the Bud General Student’s Association’s Instagram account, so it is recommended that you participate in the blood donation event through the school communication channel. We hope that the blood collected through the students who participated in this blood donation event will help restore people's health and restore their smiles.
By Kim Na-young, cub-reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
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