Blood bank appeals to residents

THE Australian Red Cross blood bank is appealing to Murwillumbah district residents to help stave off a looming shortage of blood needed to save lives.

The service is sending its Red Cross Donormobile to the town next week in an effort to make giving blood as easy as possible.

Community Relations officer Stephanie Allen said one in three Australians would need blood in their lifetime, yet only one in 30 donates.

She said Murwillumbah residents “can make a difference by donating blood when the Red Cross Blood Donormobile visits” on Thursday and Friday, September 8 and 9.

“Donating takes about an hour of your time and every donation saves three lives,” she said. “You never know who will need blood next - it could be you or a loved one.”

She said the donormobile would be parked in the Knox Park car park on the Thursday from noon to 6pm and on the Friday from 10am to 4pm. Donors should call 13 14 95 to make an appointment or visit www.donateblood.com.au.



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