Ur­gent call for blood donors

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

MORE than 470 peo­ple are still needed to do­nate blood in Perth over Christ­mas as donor num­bers have dropped to a wor­ry­ing low.

Only five peo­ple have booked in on Box­ing Day, with 470 empty ap­point­ments be­tween De­cem­ber 19 and Jan­uary 2 in Perth.

Aus­tralian Blood Donor Cen­tre spokes­woman Jes­sica Wil­let said many more peo­ple were needed to roll up their sleeves.

“Thou­sands of Aus­tralian pa­tients will need blood this Christ­mas and New Year just to have the hope of spend­ing those mo­ments with friends and fam­ily," she said.

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