BANDUNG - Ghair, a 12-year-old boy was sentenced by doctor suffering from aplastic anemia. A blood disorder that occurs when the spinal cord stops producing new blood cells, either red blood cells, white blood, or platelets. The story got viral on various social media platforms like Whatsapp Group.
The second child of three brothers couple Yuni Rahmawati and Vishnu Ragasaputra is domiciled in Sukabumi. Now, they stop in Bandung for treatment at Hasan Sadikin Hospital (RSHS).
Per day, Ghairan requires at least 8 platelet gourds and 2 red blood cell gourds. Because for normal people, ideally has a platelet of 150,000-450,000, while Ghairan platelet can drop to 20,000. While the hemoglobin (hb) level drops at 8, from ideally 10-16.
West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) took time to stop at the Indonesian Red Cross Office (PMI) Aceh Street, Bandung, Wednesday (24/05/2018) night.
"We got the news, that at Hasan Sadikin Hospital (RSHS) there is a child need O + blood group." fortunately mine is O +, hopefully can help the patient, "Aher said after donating blood.
A total of 450 ml of blood, donated Aher at that time. Not only himself, some of the Governor's crew, also contributed his blood. Unfortunately, the wife Netty Heryawan, 'failed' donated blood due to lack of hemoglobin (hb).
In addition, Aher said that the blood stock in PMI Bandung, during Ramadan this is indeed a reduction. The number of blood donors is reduced by 60 percent.
With the reduction of blood donors, it will affect the blood supply. Meanwhile, the donors who are still actively donate their blood after the breaking of the fast, only about 40 percent or 50-60 donors.
Therefore, Aher invites the whole community to not hesitate to donate blood. Blood donor is cool, says Aher, 'life style' healthy life that is beneficial to others as well as for personal health.
"Alhamdulillah I am regular blood donor routine, because it turns out the blood donor can help others, can save others, our neighbors, the same time we are also healthy," said Aher.
When blood is taken, call Aher, there is a stimulus of new blood cells to re-form. Once taken, two days later it has returned blood fluids taken.
"With a lot of drinking water, two days was normal again 450 ml fluid has been replaced," he said.
During Ramadan, PMI is open 24 hours for the fulfillment of blood stock. Aher also invites people to love to donate blood because there is value to help others.