More donors needed to ad­dress short­ages

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

JUST one in 18 Aus­tralians el­i­gi­ble to do­nate blood ac­tu­ally do so.

The Aus­tralian Red Cross Blood Ser­vice has launched a 12-month cam­paign to at­tract 115,000 new donors.

Bol­stered donor ranks will be im­por­tant to com­bat blood short­ages around long-week­ends and dur­ing cold and flu sea­sons.

Blood Ser­vice spokes­woman Lagoudakis called on oth­ers to help out.

“Be­cause there are times when donor num­bers are tra­di­tion­ally low, we need ad­di­tional donors to con­tinue help­ing the one in three Aus­tralians who will need do­nated blood in their life­time,” she said.

Call 13 14 95 or visit do­nate­blood.com.au.

Erin

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