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Give blood and save a life

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Like CFA, the need for blood doesn’t take a break.

Red Cross Lifeblood often experiences a drop in blood donations during the holiday season because most people have busy schedules or are away on holidays.

Give blood and save a life

Leading Firefighter Trent Egan donating blood in July as part of the Emergency Services Blood Challenge

The festive season can be a difficult time for people who require blood products regularly, particularly cancer patients who rely on platelets to prevent internal bleeding during chemotherapy treatment.

Platelets have a shelf life of only five days meaning a constant supply is needed to meet demand. 

It’s not just cancer patients that rely on regular donations - one in three of us will need donated blood in our lifetime.

If you have some time this holiday season, 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, but it could save someone’s life.

If you would like any further information about donating blood please contact Naomi Engelke on 03 9262 8409 or n.engelke@cfa.vic.gov.au 

To book an appointment visit Red Cross Lifeblood’s website or call 13 14 95.