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15 July, 2021

When did you last give blood?

When was the last time you donated blood? Was it when you went to see the Doctor? Maybe when you had surgery after running through a glass door which wasn’t open? That happened to my little sister but I’ll tell you that story another day. No I mean giving the red stuff at the Sydney St Lifeblood Centre on Sydney Street. That red stuff as I put it saves lives. A lot of lives.


By ROB KIDD

When was the last time you donated blood?

Was it when you went to see the Doctor? Maybe when you had surgery after running through a glass door which wasn’t open? That happened to my little sister but I’ll tell you that story another day.

No I mean giving the red stuff at the Sydney St Lifeblood Centre on Sydney Street.

That red stuff as I put it saves lives. A lot of lives.

On Monday I went down for my fortnightly visit to donate plasma, because of Uncle Covid we can’t donate blood here in Mackay. I donate because I want to save lives. It’s certainly been highlighted in my life recently as my Mum used plenty of bags of it before she passed away. My sister used it in her cancer battles and the list of recipients goes on.

We all know someone who’ll need this Liquid Gold now or soon, and who knows it may be you so why not jump on the Donation Train leaving Platform Number 1 today. Have you got your ticket yet? It travels first class from Sydney Street and it’s all done and dusted in an hour.

Have a think about being a regular donor please. I beg you.

The team here in Mackay are great. Anne-Marie is just fantastic and her team make you feel most welcome. It doesn’t matter who you are. Cutters supporters, Maroons, Cowboys or even my great Roosters supporters. They’ll take plasma from just about anyone.

Want to take up my offer? Call them and donate away. I guarantee you will love it and you will save lives. Simple.

If you need someone to come with you, give me a call and I’ll help you out. Only one stipulation is if I have to pick you up and drive you there, you must be willing to travel in a 20 year old Barina. Your call, but you have been warned.

Until next week, have fun.


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