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.
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|
|Cairns||500 Plasma Donations|
|Mackay||500 Plasma Donations|
|Townsville||600 Plasma DOnations|