Donate blood this week

THE Australian Red Cross Blood Service would like to remind donors the mobile donor centre is now in Leongatha and will be until Friday, June 1.
The mobile donor centre is located at Gippsland Southern Health Service on Koonwarra Road.
There are still appointments available during this visit for people to book to donate.
The team at the blood donation van has extended shifts to 10 hours per day.
They receive approximately 55 donations a day in Leongatha, which saves around 1700 lives.
“People are able to drop in as well if they are hydrated enough, but it is best if they book an appointment,” donor centre manager Hayley Casagrande said.
“We see approximately 530 people each time we visit Leongatha, which is pretty cool.
“There is an increase of donors each time we visit here, but we are always looking for new donors because lots of our regulars tend to get sick this time of year.”
One in three Australians will need blood or a blood product in their lifetime, but only one in 30 currently donates.
If you are unable to donate this time around, the van will return to Leongatha on September 18 to September 28.
Please call 13 14 95 to make an appointment or visit www.donateblood.com.au for more information.

Saving lives: Koonwarra resident Julie Anstice donated blood with the help of nurse Tabbatha Fisher at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service van in Leongatha on Thursday.

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