The story of spring
I do not even remember my first contribution.
I performed it according to the drawings about two weeks after 18's birthday, at Zion Square in Jerusalem.
I remember the car, apparently, because I contributed to it several more times. Although I do not remember a specific talk about blood donation, at home and at school I was certainly taught to give to others.
Blood donation always seemed to me like a wonderful giving, full of contradictions: on the one hand you see and feel that something has really come out of you, and on the other hand, within a few days you remain without shortage - getting everything back.
On the one hand you share something very personal, and on the other hand you have no idea who it will come to.
On the one hand it is a "light" contribution to performance that does not cost you at all, and on the other hand it can give someone the most precious thing of all, his life.
Therefore, of all the donations, it seems to me the most obvious - as long as I am fit, it is clear that I will continue to contribute.
The story of Anat from Ramat Gan
This is the moving story of Anat, an 34 girl from Ramat Gan who has become an active blood donor.
After the birth, which passed peacefully, there was bleeding and explained to me that I should get 2 blood transfusions. I realized that fatness of the blood would improve my condition because I was very tired, with headaches due to low hemoglobin, and most importantly - without the ability to breastfeed.
It turns out that in countries as distant as Africa, it is a privilege to receive blood. That's what they explained to me.
After receiving the blood transfusions, the improvement was rapid and significant, the recovery was much easier, I went back to nursing, and I felt I was back to myself. If I had not received the blood, the recovery would have taken months.
Since then, it has been two years and every birthday of my son, I decided that my celebration is to go and donate blood, and I do so with a great smile and a sense of tremendous mission. I strongly recommend that everyone approach and contribute. It will change your life and my life so in need of donations.
The story of Shimon Redlich
At 1965, a boy arrived from Ramat Gan on his bicycle to donate blood at Tel Hashomer Hospital
After his mother told him that the owner of the laundry in the neighborhood was sick and needed blood.
When he finished contributing, the clerk in charge of the records arrived and began asking the donor about his personal details ... his name ... date of birth, etc.
When he told her that he was born in April 1949 all the station workers stood up and were on the market - what? Boy 16 boy donated blood !!!!! !!!!! It is against the law and regulations !!
Oh well ... it went well after they filled it with a jug of water.
An elderly lady who answered "Nechama Berlinsky" initiated a place to examine this child's blood type.
When he turned out to be a rare B- she asked him if he was willing to join the list that has in her pocket with 250 more people and call him when it needs blood.
Well, the boy agreed in the place and joined the Blood Donor Organization, which was founded at 1936 in Tel Aviv.
He later served as secretary of the organization and then chairman for many years with rich activities and is now an honorary president with personal contributions 103.
Because this boy is me ... Shimon Redlich.
The story of Ron Fishbine
Not that I knew it, but with every passing day I felt more and more weak, because I did not want to burden my colleagues with the unit. I did not go to the clinic until my commander made me do it.
All in all I arrived at a hospital with hemoglobin 6.2 and received 4 blood transfusions.
At that moment I made up my mind that debts must be returned, it is not that until then I did not contribute, I contributed but only one blood ration a year.
But since then I have been contributing several times a year and now 30 a year after the counter stands for 68 donations and hopefully for many more donations.
The story of Ron Ben Yehuda, son of 18.5
I was born to a father who from a young age told me that to donate blood is important and even took me with him to several donations. When he showed me his blood donation card, I was amazed to discover a large number of donations. I saw on his donation card that there was room to register 150 donations and at that moment I promised myself that I would achieve this goal.
Today, 24 / 6 / 2019, I contributed For the fifth time Blood and accident were excited about my arrival because an urgent order of blood of my kind had arrived. I do not have a rare blood type, which shows that all blood is needed. Do a favor to someone random and to yourself, you will find a day without action and jump on a short half hour drive to the blood bank near your home, both healthy and life-saving.
I too donated blood and saved human life!
The story of Liel Teherani, 18 years old
The desire to help and make an impact is a value I have been educated from home. In eighth grade I donated hair and felt it was an amazing act and that I want to save lives directly too.
After inquiring about the subject I came to a blood donation. I was straight to the idea that blood donation can save three people's lives, given the situation where blood donation is separated into 3 components - platelets, plasma and the fluid itself.
The only thing that stood between me and the desire was the fear I had of needles at that time. I confronted this fear in the XNUMXth grade with the help of an amazing nurse because of it I realized that my "fear" of needles was unfounded.
At that moment I realized that the path between me and the goal, the desire to donate blood is short and I was planning to donate blood on the 17th birthday.
Unfortunately the birthday fell on a maturity period, after which I flew to London for two weeks. When I returned, my mother told me that in a few days, a blood donation would be held in the city (Beit She'an) and if I wanted to come with her. I am not a spontaneous person, but I felt it was my chance and it was better to never be late.
I made a donation accompanied by my parents and a good friend and the amazing paramedic who was there saw that I was a little stressed and told to trust her, trusted her and found that blood donation was not painful at all and made me energetic knowing that I had saved three people in a small stab.
Since then, the rest is history. I donated a second time on 5/2/2020 (again was an amazing team) and planned to donate blood for the third time on the 18th birthday, in order to give life the day I got the chance to live myself.
In my worst dreams, I didn't imagine my next donation to be in the middle of a global virus, but precisely when I thought the Corona was destroying everything, knowing that everything was "stopped", I focused on the really important thing, saving lives and more on the birthday.
I made a donation accompanied by a mother and a good friend and when I told the staff that it was my birthday everyone wished me good luck and many blessings and made me feel the most special
On this occasion I would like to Thank the amazing MDA teams Who always know how to say the right word at the right time, soothe, give a good atmosphere and make me think of the next donation as soon as the needle of the present donation comes out of the vein.
The story of May Hershberg
I remember the first time I donated blood.
That was when I was a soldier.
I've always hated needles, I didn't like to see blood (believe I'm not the only one), but blood is something that was also hard for me to see.
But if there's anything I like to do it Help and donate.
I am a person who always thinks of others before thinking about himself, because it is always important for me to help and give more.
So when I heard that a blood donation truck was coming to the base.
I knew and felt that it was something I had to, in fact, say, want to do it.
So I filled out a blood donation form and I wanted to do it, I felt proud But most of all, I felt happy because I knew that donating blood was something small, but it could help someone big.
And since that day every time there is a donation truck I go straight, fill out a form and want to donate.
Once I've donated a small portion, I know I've helped
And I will continue to contribute every opportunity I have.
סיפור התרומה של שחר תמיר
שחר תמיר הגיע ב-1/7/2020 לתרום דם
Why are we telling you this? Because dawn is blind from birth, and it turns out that the blind (and not only them) must come with a companion to donate blood.
Shahar, a member of a blood donors organization for 21 years.
קצת לפני התרומה שחר קיבל טלפון מאמנון מרגלית, פעיל בארגון שבין שאר תפקידיו מזמן אנשים טלפונית להגיע ולתרום.
In that conversation, which Amnon described as a long and moving conversation, Shahar said he was happy to come and contribute but had no companion.
It should be noted that Shahar, 45, has so far donated 45 doses of blood.
אמנון לא היסס, והרים טלפון ליו"ר ארגון תורמי דם, יואב בר זאב, שהתנדב מיד להגיע ולקחת שחר לתרום בניידת שהיתה באותו יום מול אוניברסיטת תל אביב.
בהזדמנות זו, בה שחר תרם את תרומתו ה - 46, הוא קיבל את סיכת הארגון.
שחר שירת בצבא בגלי צה"ל במשך 3 שנים ולאחר שחרורו נשאר אזרח עובד בגלי צה"ל.
בזמן שירותו הצבאי החיילים והאזרחים בתחנה היו עושים תחרויות מי יתרום יותר דם כשמגיעה ניידת התרמה. כשהיה חייל עודד שחר את החיילים וכשהפך לאזרח עובד בגלי צה"ל עודד את האזרחים.
שחר עובד כדי ג'יי בלילות באירועים פרטיים וחותר בים בימים (מן משחק מילים שכזה).
Shahar's couple also donated blood and began donating when they met 7 years ago.
Both have blood type B +.
לאחר הצבא שחר החל לתרום דם בתחנת מגן דוד אדום בירושלים וכשעבר למרכז תרם דם אצל המתרימה האגדית, אסתי בסניף מד"א באלקלעי.
I spoke by phone with Shahar following the current donation, his story moved me and our decision in the organization to publish it here on our website.
כן ירבו כמוך שחר!