The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Aus­tralian Red Cross Blood Ser­vice is call­ing on Mid­land peo­ple to do­nate blood this Easter, with an ad­di­tional 70 donors needed to do­nate to en­sure ad­e­quate sup­plies.

Spokes­woman Jes­sica Wil­let said al­though the de­mand for blood was on­go­ing, donors were in short sup­ply be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter the Easter break.

“Around Easter, many reg­u­lar blood donors are away, which means blood sup­plies can dip if we don’t have enough good eggs to fill the gap,” she said.

“One blood prod­uct, platelets, only lasts for five days, not much longer than a hot cross bun, so we need a con­stant sup­ply.

“In par­tic­u­lar, more donors are needed at Mid­land on Easter Sun­day, when only six peo­ple are booked in to do­nate.”

To make an ap­point­ment to do­nate blood, call 13 14 95 or visit do­nate­

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