DID you know 1 in 3 Australians will need blood in their lifetime, yet only 1 in 30 donates.
It’s a frightening fact and one the Australian Red Cross wants to change.
This week is National Blood Donor Week, so Gold Coasters are being urged to roll up their sleeves and donate blood at one of their service centres or vans around town.
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The Australian Red Cross said they need donations for every blood type, especially the universal O-Negative blood which can be given to anyone.
Giving blood takes only one hour and can save three lives.
If you are aged between 16-70 years, you may be eligible to donate blood. Please call 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au to make an appointment.