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Blood Van in Hamilton

Blood Van in Hamilton

Australian Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donation Bus is rolling into Hamilton from 7-18 December, it will be parked at Melville Oval.

One in three people in our region will need blood.

The blood you donate can be made into 22 different medical treatments.

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Colin Littlejohn, Group Account Manager at Australian Red Cross Lifeblood said the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a decline in the amount of donations.

"Whole blood only lasts for 42 days so it's a constant supply we need all the time. And what we are finding now with the pandemic is that, we were fine in the early stages but people are starting to drop off a little bit with their donations. But Hamilton has always been a fantastic support for us for donating whole blood and we look forward to continuing the trend."

Locals are urged to pre-book your spot at donateblood.com.au, via the app or phone on 13 14 95 and donate to change lives.

For more information visit https://www.donateblood.com.au/.

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