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June 14 is World Blood Donor Day

In January 2016, blood transfusion saved my life. If not for kind hearted relatives who were willing to donate their blood, I wouldn’t be here today.

I had a bad case of endometriosis and adenomyoma back in 2014. The bleeding and pain became unbearable in the latter part of 2015. The doctor suggested dilation and curettage (D&C) to check if the bleeding could be addressed by the procedure. I needed blood transfusion first. Luckily, my cousin’s wife and nephews were able to donate blood before the procedure took place.

My problem though didn’t end after D&C, but I’m thankful there were good people who shared their precious blood to save my life.

Image by Ahmad Ardity from Pixabay

Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure to remove tissue from inside your uterus. Doctors perform dilation and curettage to diagnose and treat certain uterine conditions — such as heavy bleeding — or to clear the uterine lining after a miscarriage or abortion. — mayoclinic.org

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