Happy World Blood Donor Day!
The World Health Organisation states that transfusion of blood and blood products save millions of lives every year.
It takes just an hour to donate blood (one and a half for plasma and platelets), and if you donate through the Australian Red Cross you'll get a complimentary drink and snack afterwards too.
What happens to my donation?
Here are some figures from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service:
Can I donate?
You need to be 18-70 years old, weigh 50kg or more and be fit and healthy. Head on over to the easy eligibility quiz and booking system through the Australian Red Cross website. The WHO also has a helpful page on basic eligibility guidelines here.
Don't forget to ask friends and family to come along too!
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