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It's a Blood Thing?

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There are still over 45 appointments available in Gladstone this week, and more than 30 the week after. In Rockhampton there are more than 30 appointments still to be filled this week, and more than 65 the week after. Every single blood donation is important and life-changing at all times, but even more so at this time of year. Now winter is here, a number of regular donors are having to cancel their appointments due to cold & flu or other illness. Now is the perfect time for people who have never donated before or not done so for some time to get involved. A donation only takes around an hour of your time and will directly help to save the lives of 3 people and make a difference in the lives of countless loved ones. Over the course of this financial year, more than 20,000 new donors will be needed across Queensland to meet patient demand and help secure the future of our blood supply. Over 350 of those will be needed in Gladstone alone and more than 700 in Rockhampton. We therefore call on people who have not donated before, or not done so for some time, to please try and make an appointment as soon as they are able at the Gladstone Donor Centre (on the grounds of the District Hospital) or the Rockhampton Donor Centre on Quarry Street (on the grounds of the Rockhampton Base Hospital). Anyone thinking of donating is urged to call 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au for more information.Cheers MjB

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