With the current pandemic, there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of people donating blood. Below are the 4 main reasons why you should donate blood at this time.
There has been a dramatic decrease in the number of people donating blood
But the need for blood donations remains the same. Type in your postcode on this website to find your nearest donation centre, and save three lives today!
People from all walks of life need blood products
Some people need blood during a serious health event like cancer, or a car accident. Some people regularly need blood products just to stay alive.
Blood donations for these services rely on people just like you. James Harrison, pictured here, has saved the lives of 2.4 million babies by donating his rare blood type for over 60 years.
You can donate blood during the pandemic
You can still donate blood during the pandemic. Giving blood is classified as an essential service – there are no restrictions on leaving the house in order to donate blood.
Extra precautions are being taken to keep donation centres hygienic and safe. Coronavirus cannot be transmitted via blood.
Australia needs donors now more than ever
Blood donation is an essential service. Every week, Australia needs 29,000 blood donations. Every time someone donates their blood, they’re helping to save up to three lives.
Why not make a real difference and donate blood?
Want to know more?
If you have any questions or want to find out how blood donation works, call Red Cross Lifeblood on 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au.
To find your nearest blood donation centre, go the DoSomethingNearYou.com.au home page and type in your postcode – then search for blood donation.
14 April, 2020