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Today I saved three lives

  • Today, in less than 10 minutes, I saved three lives.

  • Today, in less than 10 minutes, I saved three lives.
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One of our donors, Brooke wrote a lovely piece on donating blood on her blog. If you would like your story to be published on our website, please email publicaffairsaus@redcrossblood.org.au

Today, in less than 10 minutes, I saved three lives.

I can almost hear you gasp and wonder who was crazy enough to let me—the girl who barely passed high school biology—loose near patients (I work in the marketing department of a not-for-profit hospital).

Fear not!  I am not about to hit the headlines as the latest untrained quack to try their hand at medicine. 

Today, I donated blood.

Give the gift of life this Christmas

Every 12 weeks, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service van pulls up outside our hospital and people working in the area pop in to do their bit to keep the country’s blood supplies topped up.

There are more than half a million voluntary blood donors in Australia and, until today, I was not one of them.

I have never been brave enough to donate, always citing a recent cold as a reason not to jump in the chair, but with the Christmas holidays just around the corner the need for blood is now greater than ever.

To read more visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to donate blood call 13 14 95 or make an appointment online.