Donations needed to save three lives

THREE LIVES: In 2017 Blayney High School year 12 students Madi Bullock and Trisha Parker were among those who gave blood. Photo: BLAYNEY HIGH SCHOOL
THREE LIVES: In 2017 Blayney High School year 12 students Madi Bullock and Trisha Parker were among those who gave blood. Photo: BLAYNEY HIGH SCHOOL

Ever wanted to be a hero but don’t look good in a cape? 

Heroes are welcome to come along to the car park at Bernardi’s Marketplace on Wednesday February 14 to help save three lives.

Red Cross Blood Service’s community relations officer John Feist said they were always on the look out for more donors.

“At the moment we are particularly looking out for donors with type O whole blood,” Mr Feist said.

People over the age of 16-years-old are able to donate whole blood and people over 18 can donate plasma.

Each whole blood donation can save three lives while 15 different products, include cancer medication can be derived from blood plasma.

“We’re hoping to recruit blood donors who will be lifelong donors,” Mr Feist said.

The Red Cross’ mobile donation truck will next visit Blayney on Wednesday, February 14 and still has appointments available by calling 13 14 95 or www.donateblood.com.au.