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Local TV reporter bleeds for a cause

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After reporting on a news story about the need for more blood donors at the Bendigo Donor Centre, WIN Television Journalist, Nathan Currie, put himself on the line; rolling up his sleeves and donating blood for the first time.

“I’ve always thought about blood donation,” Nathan said.

“After covering the story of Rohan, a young leukaemia patient who regularly received blood I thought I’d get roped into it!

“When we visited the donor centre and I started talking to people who were donating at the time they just looked so relaxed and happy – not a care in the world.

“Seeing them so chilled out changed my mind about it and it doesn’t hurt at all! I will definitely be coming back again.”

With just one donation Nathan saved three lives, and the story about young Rohan helped to inspire many others to donate blood.

Did you know the Blood Service has a dedicated team constantly working at finding inspirational stories of people who have received blood or blood products, and sharing those stories through the media?

If you have seen a story on the news, or in the newspaper, or heard someone chatting about blood donation on the radio, chances are it’s been generated by this team!

The Blood Service is always looking for stories of those who have received blood, to help inspire others to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life. If you or a loved one has received blood or a blood product, and you’re keen to share your story, please write to us at yourstory@redcrossblood.org.au.

To make an appointment (online) or for more information please call 13 14 95.