The Edgewater Blood Donor Centre needs about 300 people to donate blood and plasma before New Year's Eve.
CLOSE to 300 blood donors are needed in the northern suburbs this Christmas.
To prevent a possible shortage of blood stocks vital to the treatment of cancer patients, more people are needed to donate at the Edgewater Blood Donor Centre between now and New Year’s Eve.
To celebrate giving a lifesaving gift, those who donate blood or platelets in December will receive a text message to let them know where it was sent.
All donors will also receive a Christmas gift tag to give to a loved one saying they have donated blood on their behalf.
Australian Red Cross Blood Service spokeswoman Jessica Willet said blood would be needed by road accident patients, pregnant mums, cancer patients and premature babies every day this festive season.
To donate, call 13 14 95 or visit www.donateblood. com.au
Session leader Nigel Self and nursing assistant Kellyanne Robinson.