Urgent call for more blood donors in Gladstone region
GLADSTONE residents are being urged to roll up their sleeves to help the Red Cross collect 241 donations of blood this week.
Australian Red Cross Blood Service community relations officer Barry Lynch said new donors were needed in the region.
"We would ask everyone to encourage neighbours, friends and family to join in the drive to save lives," he said.
"The donation will take less than an hour and will help to save three lives."
The next big requirement is coming soon, with three public holidays in two weeks, Mr Lynch said.
"The need for blood does not take a holiday, but there are fewer days on which donations can be taken," he said.
"Many regular donors will also be away during the holiday period, so we would ask that if anyone can make an appointment around Easter and Anzac Day to please do so now."
Appointments can be made on 13 14 95 or at http://www.donateblood.com.au, where there is also information about blood donations.