The bloody needle was indeed really thick. It pierced right through my big vein on the right arm.
Painless. No curdling sucking feeling. The blood just flows smoothly into the bag from my arm.
Painless also because of friendly staff, a beautiful donor beside me and friends all around.
Thanks to Mathew Wong, my friend, who's also the organiser for the event, for encouraging me to make the move.
Feels great to have save a life and renew my blood cells.
I encourage all of you who hold back donating blood because of fear, to take the first step. It's painless!