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14 June, 2021

Urgent call for more plasma donations in Mackay

THIS NATIONAL Blood Donor Week (June 14-20), Lifeblood is celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Australia’s blood and plasma donors, and calling for new donors.

Donor Katherine King about to make a donation this National Blood Donor Week (June 14-20)

Lifeblood's Belinda Smetioukh thanked the half a million donors who helped save lives this year, and urged new donors to make a change for life. 

"To every donor who has given blood, plasma or platelets over the last 12 months, thank you so much for helping us save and change lives," Ms. Smetioukh said. 

"From cancer patients to road trauma victims, people with blood disorders to burns victims, 31,000 blood donations are needed every week.”

“The beauty of blood and plasma donation is it allows ordinary people to be extraordinary lifesavers, even in times of hardship such as bushfires, floods, and pandemics,” she said.

3,500 blood donations are still needed in Queensland over the next two weeks.

Region Donations needed in next two weeks
Queensland over 3,500 blood donations
Brisbane 1,500
Gold Coast 500
Sunshine Coast 400
Ipswich 200
Toowoomba 300
Rockhampton 180
Gladstone 150
Bundaberg 150
Hervey Bay 150
Lismore 150
Cairns 500 Plasma Donations
Mackay 500 Plasma Donations
Townsville 600 Plasma DOnations

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