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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

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey d489094

Ses­sion leader Nigel Self and nurs­ing as­sis­tant Kellyanne Robin­son.

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