Red Cross Mobile Blood Bank coming to Morisset Multipurpose Centre from October 16 to 19

ROLL UP: Follow the example of Chris White, who is a regular donor, when the Red Cross mobile blood bank comes to Morisset on Tuesday. Picture: Christine Ansorge
ROLL UP: Follow the example of Chris White, who is a regular donor, when the Red Cross mobile blood bank comes to Morisset on Tuesday. Picture: Christine Ansorge

THE Red Cross mobile blood bank will be at Morisset Multipurpose Centre next week from Tuesday, October 16.

Donors are required to register to donate blood at the facility.

The mobile unit will operate from 1pm to 6pm daily, from Tuesday through Friday.

A spokesperson for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service said one in three Australians would need blood in their lifetime, but only one in 30 donated.

“Donated blood helps cancer patients, people with blood disorders, mothers-to-be and newborn babies, as well as trauma and surgical patients,” the spokesperson said.

Up until recently, the minimum age for whole blood donation in Australia was 16 years, however it's now 18 years.

Make an appointment online at donateblood.com.au or phone 131 495.

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