Councillor Maxine Brushe and Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers donate at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
Councillor Maxine Brushe and Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers donate at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Christopher Chan

Councillors donate blood

THEY run the community and they save lives.

When approached by the Gladstone Blood Donor Centre councillors happily accepted the challenge to save three lives each.

Mayor Gail Sellers, already a regular blood donor, Deputy Mayor Matt Burnett and councillors Maxine Brushe and Rick Hansen made the pledge to donate much-needed blood.

Gladstone Blood Donor Centre community relations officer Hollie Hall said while councillors worked for the community on a day-to-day basis and did a wonderful job, this was a different way for them to give back to the community.

"One-in-three Australians will need blood in their lifetime, but currently only one in 30 donates," Mrs Hall said.

"Chances are, it could be your husband, wife, relative or friend that needs it next.

"If our local council members can make time in their busy schedules to factor in a blood donation, everyone can."

The Gladstone Blood Donor Centre is open on Tuesday and Thursday 2-7pm, on Wednesday and Friday 9.30am-12.30pm and on the first Saturday of every month 9.30-11.30am.

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