Mile­stones

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

ON the day a race stops the na­tion, Aus­tralian Red Cross Blood Ser­vices are urg­ing peo­ple to not stop do­nat­ing blood. The Fre­man­tle Blood Donor Cen­tre has nearly 100 ap­point­ments need­ing to be filled, with ap­point­ments on Mel­bourne Cup Day be­ing less than half full. Blood Ser­vice spokes­woman Jes­sica Wil­let said she was ask­ing peo­ple to con­tinue to do­nate dur­ing Mel­bourne Cup Week. “One in three Aus­tralians will need blood or a blood prod­uct in their life­time, yet only one in 30 do­nates,” she said. The Blood Ser­vice is con­cerned platelets from blood do­na­tions could run low by the time the last race is run on Mel­bourne Cup Day. Call 13 14 95 or visit www.do­nate­blood.com.au.

Blood Ser­vice staff Julie Frost, Kellyanne Robin­son and Liz Diaz.

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