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THE Can­ning­ton Blood Donor Cen­tre needs 450 peo­ple to donate plasma in the next month. Each do­na­tion helps treat peo­ple suf­fer­ing se­ri­ous burns or can­cer, pro­tects peo­ple with brain or blood dis­or­ders, and pro­tects chil­dren against chicken pox. Blood Ser­vice spokes­woman Jes­sica Wil­let said do­nat­ing plasma was a lot like giv­ing blood and took about 90 min­utes. “Plasma is a ver­sa­tile part of your blood, so you can re­ally un­lock your blood’s full po­ten­tial by giv­ing a plasma do­na­tion,” Ms Wil­let said. Plasma can be used in 18 dif­fer­ent ways and with de­mand for this pow­er­ful com­po­nent of blood grow­ing rapidly ev­ery year, do­na­tions are al­ways needed. Con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ments in the de­tec­tion of some health con­di­tions, an age­ing pop­u­la­tion and the high stan­dard of care in Aus­tralia are thought to be be­hind the rapid growth in de­mand. To make an ap­point­ment or learn more about do­nat­ing plasma, call 13 14 95. Visit­nate­

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