Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

WHEN you need do­nated blood af­ter an ac­ci­dent or as part of treat­ment for an ill­ness, you re­ally, re­ally need it. How­ever, we are re­peat­edly told of short­ages, whether it be for over­all sup­plies or spe­cific blood types.

Surely it is time to con­sider com­pul­sory do­na­tions? They could be made once ev­ery two years as part of the priv­i­lege of hav­ing a driver’s li­cence. The sys­tem would ob­vi­ously have an opt-out choice. There is surely a bet­ter way to se­cure blood sup­plies in the 21st cen­tury than hav­ing to con­stantly call for do­na­tions. Jon Bas­sett


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