Blood bus is back en route

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

BIGGEN­DEN res­i­dents have the op­por­tu­nity to again do­nate blood af­ter the Blood Bus to Mary­bor­ough was re­in­stated.

Last Oc­to­ber the group was told they would only be able to do­nate blood dur­ing the day, on the first and third Satur­day of the month.

But with a change of mind, the group will be head­ing off on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 5.

The free bus leaves the bus shel­ter out­side the Biggen­den State School in­Vic­to­ria St at 4.30pm on the dot.

Book your seat with Sue at Biggen­den Newsagency.

For many peo­ple donors are their life­line. One in three Aus­tralians needs blood, yet only one in 30 do­nates.

Mod­ern pro­cess­ing tech­niques mean that a sin­gle blood do­na­tion, when sep­a­rated into its com­po­nents, can help three pa­tients.

Here is an ex­am­ple of how your do­na­tion helps:

A lit­tle girl named Ivy has an im­mune de­fi­ciency dis­or­der and re­lies on blood donors.

Ivy’s dis­or­der means her body can’t fight com­mon in­fec­tions but thanks to gen­er­ous blood donors, Ivy re­ceives im­munoglobin ev­ery three weeks to keep healthy.

By be­com­ing a blood donor, you could save peo­ple like Ivy.

So, please roll up your sleeves and give blood.

You never know when some­one you love may need it.

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