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Locals Encouraged to Donate Blood

April 28, 2014

Federal Member for Fowler, Chris Hayes MP, is urging local residents to donate blood and help save the lives of many fellow Australians.

"One in three Australians will need blood at some point in their lives while only one in thirty Australians give blood each year. These statistics are very concerning"

"Giving blood is a rewarding experience, and I would encourage the wider community to at least consider it. After all, it is impossible to predict when we may be relying on someone’s blood donation to help those we love."

"I know the idea of donating blood can be a little scary for some but the reality is it’s simple and painless. The potential of saving three people by giving one hour of our time is a great incentive to consider performing this good deed".

"By donating blood, people can give back to their community and know that what they are doing really does help their fellow Australians", Mr Hayes said.

Liverpool Blood Donor Centre, located at 50 Macquarie Street Liverpool, is currently the only blood donor centre for residents from South West Sydney.

For more information on donating blood visit the Australian Red Cross Blood Service website on www.donateblood.com.au or you can contact the Liverpool Blood Donor Centre directly on 9612 4000.

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