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Richmond Mobile Blood Donor Centre

Richmond Mobile Blood Donor Centre

Thinking of donating blood and helping a person out? The Richmond Mobile Blood Donor Centre is back with its mobile centre, which will run from 18 March to 21 March 2024.  

Available time slots are as follows:

  • Monday | 18 March | 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday | 19 March | 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday | 20 March | Midday – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday | 21 March | Midday – 6:00 PM

“So many people will need blood during their lives, and without our amazing community members who donate blood, there may not be blood available at the crucial moment,” the Hawkesbury City Council said.

“Please help to spread the word to your family, friends, neighbours and your other social networks to come along to Richmond Park and donate much needed blood. By spreading the word in your backyard, you give life and hope to so many people across Australia.”

Last month, the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and the Cancer Council banded together to advocate blood and plasma donations to support people living with cancer, in line with World Cancer Day on 4 February 2024.

Professor Tanya Buchanan, Cancer Council CEO, mentioned: “Almost 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, and the number of Australians living with, or beyond cancer in 2040 is expected to reach 1.9 million people, up from 1 million people in 2018.”

“An increase in cancer diagnoses means more blood and plasma will be needed to treat Australians currently living with cancer and diagnosed in the coming years. It takes many hands to tackle cancer, and with this in mind, we have joined forces with Lifeblood to help raise awareness that donating blood is a great way to support someone living with cancer,” she said. 

Cath Stone, Lifeblood’s Executive Director of Donor Experience, mentioned that cancer patients use a large portion of donated blood collected in Australia.

According to Lifeblood, people living with cancer are the primary recipients of donated blood in Australia, with 34% of all donated blood collected in the country used to treat cancer and blood diseases.

“There is a common misconception that most blood is used in trauma and emergency situations, but a third of blood and blood products are used by cancer patients, making them Australia’s largest users of donated blood,” Executive Director Cath Stone said.

“With the number of cancer diagnoses set to increase significantly, we need more donors. In fact, we need 100,000 new donors this year alone.”

Book at or on 13 14 95.

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