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Give the gift of blood

By: Naomi Engelke

Category: Health & Safety

  2.46 PM 18 December, 2017

Location: General

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As we approach the festive season, a time of joy and celebration for many, it can be a difficult time for others who are requiring blood products regularly.

The Red Cross often experiences a drop in blood donations every year around holiday season because most people have busy schedules or are away on holidays.

Just as CFA doesn’t sleep over the festive season, neither do hospital staff who always need blood donations. If you have some time this December please make an appointment to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life through a blood or platelet donation.

It only takes an hour to donate blood, but it could change someone’s life. So far during 2017, CFA has surpassed the goal of 3,000 donations for the total year with 3,206 (which is well ahead of last year’s total of 2,872) and amounts to 9,618 lives saved.

Keep on rolling up those sleeves.

If you would like any further information about donating blood please contact the CFA Red Cross Blood Coordinator, Naomi Engelke on 03 9262 8409 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated: 18 December 2017