“Bloody legends” recognised
Blood donors in the Great Southern celebrated this week for helping save the lives of close to 8,400 Australians.
It was National Blood Donor Week and more than 30 donors in the Great Southern were reconsigned, some for giving more than 100 donations.
This week is an annual celebration for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service to recognise all the
“bloody legends” who save lives every year.
Blood Service spokesperson Jessica Willet thanked all donors who have donated blood in Albany in the past year.
“Every 24 minutes across Australia, a bloody legend donates blood and saves lives,” Ms Willet said.
“Together South West donors have given up more than 2,300 L of blood in the past year, and helped save the lives of close to 15,000 Australians.”
National Blood Donor Week is also a time when the Blood Service calls for more people to donate blood, both now and in the future.
“With donated blood only lasting 42 days we need a constant supply of blood donations, which means we need more people to donate blood more often,” Ms Willet said.
“It takes just an hour of your time to donate blood and become a bloody legend, and every donation helps save three lives.”
To donate, Call 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au
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