By HEZRON KISING
DARROL Huasihuek feels good to be saving the lives of many people he does not even know. He is a regular blood donor.
Darrol, 36, from Baimuru village in the Yangoru-Saussia district of East Sepik Province, styles himself as a Good Samaritan for the countless times he had donated blood to the PNG Blood Services.
“I’ll never know (how many times he has donated blood). Only God Almighty knows if it was right. I will be held accountable for my action with its reward.”
He has been donating blood over the years at the Boram Hospital in Wewak and later at the Angau Memorial Hospital in Lae.
It all began one day while visiting Boram Hospital when he saw a boy die from injuries he received in a road accident. No one had his blood type.
“I started giving blood after seeing with my own eyes at Boram hospital a boy who died from injuries sustained in a road accident due to loss of blood. The situation struck me with a guilty feeling which got me emotional.
“I felt sad after witnessing the situation. I realised that people die when in such situation. If only there was someone with the same blood type as the boy, he could be still alive today.
“ I always feel pleased with myself knowing that someone is alive today because of my help. A family is happy today after one of their members is saved by my blood donation.”
“He was a student. Who knows he could have been someone important today like an engineer, policemen, lawyer, doctor, teacher or a scientist who can invent or discover solutions to some of the problems the country or the world is facing. So I thought about it and decided to join the blood bank society as a donor.”
The PNG Blood Services recognised Darrol’s selfless deed over the years since his first donation at Boram in 2011 by rewarding him.
He received an award from the PNG Blood Services in 2013 which recognized him as a life saver.
The satisfaction and good feeling that comes to him after donating blood to save the life of someone he does not even know are he reckons his biggest reward.
He knows what he gives will save a man, woman or child which his way of helping others without seeking a reward from them.
He shifted to Lae in 2015 and joined the blood bank service ay the Angau Memorial Hospital. He got an award there in 2016.
“When I walk on the streets, in the community and suburb where I reside, my good deed gets me through trouble and tough situations. What I did has an impact on my life and my family as well.
“I always feel pleased with myself knowing that someone is alive today because of my help. A family is happy today after one of their members is saved by my blood donation. The real happiness I get for the good things I did to help others gives me peace and joy with my family. I am a life saver. I give blood.”