July 8th, 2005

Utena: With Sword

I Vant To Suck Your Blood! Or not. (Weekly Update 3)

Well, this week as been slightly more interesting than the last couple. Which pretty much all comes down to this Wednesday, when I was also in Hamilton. Seemed boring, but was actually quite interesting, as I not only ran into some of my friends from school – Gabby, Kate and April – but also a whole lot of other people whom I knew from school. Oh, and there was also the actual reason I was in Hamilton – namely, to donate blood.

Odd, but hey, it’s for a good cause!

*break for a shameless guilt-trip*

This is mainly aimed at the Australians on my flist, but others feel free to respond.

Anyway, Australia (and Victoria in particular) is currently suffering from a severe donor blood shortage. You have probably heard about in TV or elsewhere, but blood – especially certain blood-groups – is needed really badly. Donations can only be stored for a limited amount of time, yet while 80 percent of people will need donor blood during their lives, less than three percent will ever donate any.

So, in order to help out a little, I decide to donate. Pretty simple, really: Ring the number (13 14 95), make an appointment, turn up, fill in some questionnaires, and away you go. It didn’t hurt much – no more than an immunisation needle – and the actual donation only takes about 10 minutes of the time you are there. And you get free food afterwards! (Though I didn’t end up having any, because I got very light-headed, and had to lie down for half an hour)

So please, everyone, if you can, make a donation. It would be greatly appreciated by a lot of people, it doesn’t cost anything, and each donation can save up to three lives.

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Oh, and all my sympathies go out to absolutely everyone who has been affected by the London Blasts.

ETA: Exam results are out. Got a H2B for Literature, a H3 for Psych, a Pass for Programming, and failed Maths. Naturally.

Question to Melb Uni types: how does one find out more detailed results? I wanna know what I got on my exams, and my last Lit essay.