The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is encouraging people to roll up their sleeves and give blood on World Blood Donor Day.
To celebrate, staff at Blacktown Hospital set up a stall to promote blood donations in the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD).
Acting nurse manager of perioperative services Judy Dalmati said it is important for medical staff to be leaders in the community when it comes to giving blood.
“It saves lives … they say one donation of blood can actually impact four peoples lives in a positive way,” Ms Dalmati said
“We also use a lot of blood donation for our cancer services so a lot of people who come in and have chemotherapy or cancer treatment often require to have blood transfusions to help support their care so they can continue receiving their treatment.”
It is also week nine of the health blood services blood challenge and Westmead Hospital is sitting in eighth position on the list of top donors.
So far Westmead Hospital has made a total of 22 donations.
Blood donation makes a huge difference to the lives of many people as it helps people who are experiencing cancer, blood disease, serious immune condition, childbirth complications, haemophilia and burns.
For more information or to donate, please visit:
https://www.donateblood.com.au/health-services-blood-challenge or call 13 14 95
You have only got until June 30, so please do not wait too long to add your donation to your tally!