31 July 2015
It’s not often that you can say that you have saved a life - but when you join the Red Cross Blood Service donor list you can become a real life superhero and save three! We are calling for heroes aged 16 and over to be whole blood donors and those aged 20 and over to be plasma and platelet donors.
We are Glennie Red 25, the Glennie Red Cross Blood Service Youth Ambassadors – a team of Year 11 and 12 volunteers who spread the word of the satisfaction of donating blood and blood donation awareness. Did you know that 34% of blood donations go to cancer and other blood disease patients?
The Glennie Red 25 team is calling for your help in National Donor Week. We have the mission and the world needs your blood. Will you roll up your sleeves and contribute to the more than 27,000 blood donations required in Australia every week?
The process is amazingly simple. The technicians at the Toowoomba Red Cross Blood Service clinic have it down to an art. Your first donation will only take an hour, during which time a small test is done to check the quality of your blood and your eligibility to donate. This process has allowed Australia’s blood service to be one of the safest and healthiest in the world. Each time you donate, your appointment gets shorter and can be as quick as 15 minutes and take place at a time that suits you.
If you already donate or are just entering the business of life saving and protecting, we would like to invite you to make your donations count towards the Glennie tally. This is as simple as asking to be counted on the Glennie count at the front desk of the Clinic or filling in the team box with the words – Glennie Red 25 team when you arrive.
Please help us save lives and join the Glennie Red 25 team by making an appointment either online or by calling 13 14 95.
To find out more information please head to the Red Cross Blood Service website www.donateblood.com.au.
Bree Gardoll, Nicola Sainsbury, Grace Goddard and Meg Ryan. We would also like to acknowledge Sophie Macansh whose drive and commitment has been a significant factor in the great success of Glennie Red 25. Thank you Sophie!