Take on blood oath

North Coast Times - - NEWS -

LO­CAL res­i­dents are urged to do­nate for their City in the an­nual blood chal­lenge be­tween Joon­dalup, Wan­neroo and Stir­ling.

The Tri-Cities Blood Chal­lenge, which kicks off this month, is in its third year and aims to save the lives of 20,000 peo­ple.

Last year more than 6300 blood do­na­tions were made dur­ing the three-month chal­lenge, sav­ing the lives of close to 19,000 peo­ple.

Aus­tralian Red Cross Blood Ser­vice spokes­woman Jes­sica Wil­let said they hoped the chal­lenge would en­cour­age first-time blood donors to get in­volved.

“Ev­ery month we need 8000 new donors to give blood,” she said.

Wan­neroo Mayor Tracey Roberts hoped ev­ery­one would do­nate blood re­gard­less of where they lived.

Visit www.do­nate­blood.com.au or call 13 14 95 for de­tails.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d484843

May­ors Mark Irwin, Tracey Roberts and Al­bert Ja­cob are ready to take up the chal­lenge.

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