Sun­day best for blood

Kwinana Courier - - Front Page -

ROCKINGHAM res­i­dents now have more rea­sons to do­nate blood.

In an ef­fort to make giv­ing blood eas­ier for res­i­dents, Rockingham Blood Donor Cen­tre is ex­tend­ing its open­ing hours to in­clude Sun­days from July 1.

The Aus­tralian Red Cross Blood Ser­vice hopes the ad­di­tional week­end open­ing hours will en­cour­age new donors to sign up and give blood.

Spokes­woman Jes­sica Wil­let said the Blood Ser­vice was re­spond­ing to donor feed­back for week­end ap­point­ment avail­abil­ity.

“Cur­rently our Rockingham Blood Donor Cen­tre is open Mon­day to Fri­day, but from next month peo­ple will be able to do­nate blood on Sun­days too,” she said.

“Al­though we have a num­ber of ap­point­ments avail­able af­ter hours, we un­der­stand week­end ap­point­ments can be more con­ve­nient for full-time work­ers.”

Rockingham Blood Donor Cen­tre needs an ex­tra 38 peo­ple to do­nate blood every Sun­day.

“Cur­rently we have just 10 peo­ple booked in on Sun­day, July 1, which means we still need an­other 28 peo­ple to make an ap­point­ment to do­nate blood,” Ms Wil­let said.

Rockingham Blood Donor Cen­tre is at Unit 3A, 1 Ben­jamin Way, Rockingham.

To make an ap­point­ment to do­nate visit www.do­nate­blood.com.au or call 13 14 95.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d484089

Red Cross vol­un­teer He­len Bayet, Warn­bro res­i­dent Steve Dug­gan and nurse April Stephens.

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