Cooly joins blood challenge

AUSTRALIA'S Red Cross Blood Service has issued a challenge to Coolangatta to show if it has the biggest heart approaching the Easter holiday season.

Coolangatta will be rolling up its sleeves to prove themselves next week from Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday as part of the latest blood donation challenge.

Community relations officer of Australian Red Cross Blood Service Samantha Clifton said the holiday season was always a hard for blood collection and particularly during Easter they need more donors.

But there is no hesitation in going to Coolangatta and they have big expectations for the four days.

"We always get great collections from Coolangatta community. They always do super well. Certainly more so than other places," Ms Clifton said.

No-shows can be a problem, but in Coolangatta there are a lot of walk-ins.

"There is a lot of people who are really supportive, large groups of business are supportive and there is a lot of walk-in traffic," Ms Clifton said.

Saturday will be Coolangatta's last chance to prove themselves.

Possible donors must check if they can donate due to safety health restrictions.

The challenge will also reach Tweed Heads South on April 23 and 24 where in the past they have been "really great".

The donor mobile will be at Coolangatta, Marine Pde, Tuesday between 9am-3pm, Wednesday 10am-4pm, Thursday noon-6pm and Saturday 8am-2pm.

To make an appointment or check if you are eligible call 13 14 95.

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