Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Certified Hair Donor of Metro Manila

The idea started when I was sitting inside a pawnshop in the middle of Paco, Manila. I saw there a poster of a hair dealer. Hmm.. I can trade my hair for some bucks. Kinda interesting, right? I'd be like Ashton Kutcher who used to sell his blood! After that sweet encounter with the poster, I dug up more and learned about the organizations which accept hair donation for cancer patients.
GROW MY HAIR LONG ENOUGH TO DONATE IT TO CANCER PATIENTS
Days, months, years passed by when I came across Cuts Againts Cancer facebook page liked by our HR lady who had an experienced of donating her hair.
https://www.cutsagainstcancer.org/
Cuts Againts Cancer is an international organization which has a branch here in the Philippines. On their website, you will find a calendar of events on when and where you can find them to donate your hair!

Fortunately, I found another organizer in Makati Medical Center which accepts hair donations during the Breast Cancer Awareness Month happening in June of the year.



A month ago, I was in MMC in time for my admission as I will undergo thyroidectomy. While running here and there inside the hospital, I saw this poster when I passed by the Cancer Center. I stood there when Kuya Guard at the door asked me "Mag-donate ka ma'am?" I answered, "Oo. Kaya ko pinahaba buhok ko e."

By June 1st, I went back to MMC and found myself standing in front of the poster again when Are Janitress at the door asked me "Mag-donate ka ma'am?" I answered, "Opo." She then accompanied me to the registration table. The organizers greeted me and handed me merienda.

I was surprised to see a salon-like set-up inside the hospital. It was complete with mirrors, bright lighting, sound of hair dryer, and hair stylists from Heads by Volu-Med located at Shangri-La Makati.

Wall of Fame for the Hair Donors
Had to edit this on Photoshop because they spelled my name wrongly. Can you notice which letter is edited? :P
Here are a few requirements to follow if you want to donate your hair:
  1. Hair must be dry
  2. Hair should be ponytailed
  3. Hair must be put in ziplock
  4. Hair length should be around 9 - 12 inches (varies)
  5. and others! Better check with the organization's requirements
Pardon my un-readiness for these selfies.
Also, I'm anemic but I'm trying to be better. I want to donate blood, unlike Ashton mee-hee. Let me know your favorite institution to donate blood. Thanks in advance! xx
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