Being negative is not always a bad thing, especially when it comes to your blood group.
According to the National Blood Centre (PDN), having a negative blood phenotype is indeed a "gift" as only 2.5 per cent of people belong in the category, and Indians are the majority in this rare group.
"You (people with negative blood phenotypes) need each other for blood transfusions. Donate your blood when you are still healthy and capable, so you can help the needy. Let's hope the cycle of assisting one another go on in case your turn to receive a blood transfusio comes.
"Did you know that Indians have the highest percentage of negative blood phenotype in the country, compared to the Chinese and Malays?" said PDN in a recent Facebook post, further detailing the breakdown.
The poster said that 7.5 per cent of the country's Indian population have negative blood phenotype, compared to 0.7 per cent Chinese, and 0.5 Malays.
It has garnered thousands of likes and hundreds of shares from all races, with people commenting about their own blood types and how many times they have been donors.
This is something that the Indian community can definitely be proud - nature's design that makes them the "givers", despite being the minority in the country.
Let's hope that more people will be open to the idea of donating blood to save the lives of others in the future.
Photo source: Astro Awani, PDN Facebook.
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