Jonathan Wong and a fellow CAG colleague giving thanks for their appreciation packs.
A familiar face at the donation drive is Jonathan Wong (pictured on the left) from the Airside Concessions Division of Changi Airport Group. For him, this is his 44th time donating blood!
When asked why he continues to do so, he replied, “It all started when my colleague was diagnosed with cancer and needed platelets for treatment. My blood type matched his and I was able to donate my blood to him. He recovered from cancer and today he is still working in CAG with us. Now I call him my blood brother!”
As a seasoned donor, he assured us that misconceptions such as weight gain, the lack of blood in our bodies and pain from the injection are simply what they are – misconceptions.
To those who are hesitant to donate blood, he encouraged, “Our blood is free and our bodies will reproduce new blood after a portion has been drawn out. Moreover, with each bag of blood you donate, you can save three lives!”