Giv­ing is in their blood

Canning Times - - CANNINGTON -­mu­ni­ d475856 with can­cer and blood dis­ease, trauma pa­tients, preg­nant moth­ers, new­born ba­bies and many oth­ers. Even though one in three peo­ple will need blood in their life­time, only one in 30 cur­rently do­nate, so we’re en­cour­ag­ing more

AL­MOST 18,000 blood, plasma and platelet do­na­tions have been made at the Cannington Blood Donor Cen­tre since it opened in Novem­ber last year.

And while the cen­tre cel­e­brates its first birth­day to­day, it is also cel­e­brat­ing the gen­eros­ity of lo­cals who have do­nated 8400 litres of blood and saved more than 53,000 lives in the last 12 months.

Blood Ser­vice spokes­woman Jes­sica Wil­let said the cen­tre had also wel­comed more than 2100 peo­ple new to do­nat­ing.

“To­gether, the lo­cal com­mu­nity has do­nated more than 8400 litres of blood in the past year, which is enough to fill around 30 bath­tubs,” she said.

“Our blood donors and the broader com­mu­nity should be very proud of this in­cred­i­ble, lifesaving ef­fort.

“WA needs 2500 blood do­na­tions ev­ery week to help peo­ple

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Reg­is­tered nurse Suzette Cale takes a blood do­na­tion from Nathan Manser.

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