Name game for donors

Stirling Times - - Opinion -

LO­CAL busi­nesses are be­ing en­cour­aged to re­move the let­ters O, A and B from their lo­gos for In­ter­na­tional Miss­ing Type Day, a global cam­paign to re­cruit more vol­un­teer blood donors.

Blood Ser­vice spokes­woman Jes­sica Wil­let said de­mand for do­nated blood con­tin­ued to in­crease, mean­ing 14,000 new donors were needed in WA this year alone.

“Blood only has a shelf life of 42 days and more than 25,000 do­na­tions are needed across Aus­tralia each week to meet pa­tient needs,” she said.

“We need more lo­cal res­i­dents to sign up as blood or plasma donors. If you’re al­ready a donor, we’d ask you to please give one more do­na­tion each year – it re­ally does help.”

Ms Wil­let said blood donors of all blood types were needed ev­ery day.

To book, go to www.do­nate­blood.com.au.

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