he was told that his wife has hit a quota and that he have to get donors to replenish
the stock. that is why he was there at the blood bank with 200 frens and relatives for
donation and was only told to wait for office hour b4 they can enter.
what he says on media was false? you know better? care to share?
And I found out at 19 that age counts for nothing when it comes to maturity.
Good day to you. I am Superman, I have been working for 400 years, and I do Lois Lane. Sucks to be you, businessman!
Btw, ad hominem attacks are logical fallacies, wink.
Last edited by night86mare; 12th July 2007 at 01:44 PM.
Perhaps you'd like to reassert how you are donating MONTHLY at our blood bank??
Last edited by dkw; 12th July 2007 at 01:45 PM.
She suffered from a condition, which is defined as:
The site I'm using, found easily via GOOGLE, states that blood transfusion reaction is a possible risk factor for the condition, and the treatment for the condition is to determine and treat the underlying cause of the condition itself.Normally, when you are injured, certain proteins are turned on and travel to the injury site to help stop bleeding. However, in persons with DIC, these proteins are abnormally active. Small blood clots form throughout the body. Overtime, the clotting proteins become "used up" and are unavailable during times of real injury.
This disorder can result in clots or, more often, bleeding. Bleeding can be severe.
Here, read what blood transfusion reaction is, but I suspect I'm wasting my time.
Go imagine it yourself, you mess with death/injury everyday, the job satisfaction level and job approval ratings are perpetually at a low due to the fact that patients can never understand, and you can't really expect them to, that is a fact of life.
No jobs are easy, but in the true spirit of Animal Farm, some jobs are easier than other jobs! =)
well, even an ordinary folk like me would know that a sizable hospital would not only holds
blood only enough for supply 1 patient at a time right? even if it does, they could have
enough time to replenish even b4 the transfusion completed right?
so why are they talking about quota? cant they just do anything possible to save a life first?
As for your point about replenishment, no, it is not so easy, and it may not even be relevant to this case. She has already had more than 100 units, and was already suffering from a transfusion reaction. See my other posts.
Please don't pre-judge.
anyway, could her dead was due to shortage of blood due to her excessive breeding?
you know shortage of blood could lead to many breakdown in the body so there is also
possibility that it could be due to the above and that the hospital could be blamed.
dont expect ordinary folks like me would know everything lah. but at least by looking on the
ground value, what the hospital done was wrong. sorry she had hit the blood quota.
Notwithstanding the policy considerations, I think this episode shows the "Just Follow Law" mentality of Singapore so well.
I think the hospital forgot the most important reason for its existence: To do whatever it takes to save a life.
I trained as a combat medic in the Army. I was taught to do whatever necessary to save the life of a casualty in front of me. If the soldier needs three bandages, I was told to give three bandages. If he needs infusion, give infusion. If he needs morphine, give morphine. Etc.
I can't give only one bandage when he needs three, simply because there might be other casualties down the line that I don't know about. I can't have a quota of bandages per soldier. I do whatever it takes because that is the only way to save a life. It may be that there could be more casualties in front, but I don't know that. What I do know is that if I stint on this casualty, if I impose a "quota", he may very well die.
I think the hospital forgot this. Or the blood bank. Or whomever.
Rules are created for a reason, true. But the creator could not have foreseen every particular circumstance when creating the rules. Hence if there is a reason to break the rule, then the rule must be broken.
Conscience and common sense are as necessary as policy thinking.
End of the day..... all the talking here amounts to nothing... so I find it so strange you have certain individuals who are really keen to push the official media's version down everyone's throat and defending the hospital. It seems more like this individuals are trying so hard to convince everyone to just forget about the matter and move on. A case of the rumoured undercover counter anti party task force at work?
I would say let's just wait for the investigation and be wary of what the news says. Anyway we all know and in case new readers dont know. Our press is not exactly free.... it is state regulated and it reports only pro state reports. At the 16th Asian Media Information and Communication Centre Annual Conference, the SPH's editor in chief said this infamous lines " Willingly played a nation building role" and makes no apologies for being pro Singappre. Basically SPH is not neutral and will report news to put the government in good light.