Blood donations needed for Easter

March 26, 2024 11:03 am in by

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood has issued an appeal for blood and plasma donors across the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands in the lead up to Easter amid growing demand by hospitals.

The need for blood is 3 percent higher than the same time last year, while demand for platelets, the clotting agent in blood, is at a record high. Platelets are taken from blood donations and are a vital part of treatment for cancer patients and road trauma victims.

Lifeblood Executive Director, Strategy and Growth, Stuart Chesneau said 1000 donors are needed every day across Australia every day between now and Easter Monday to ensure hospitals receive the blood they need.  

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“Blood and blood products will be required every 18 seconds this Easter long weekend and throughout the school holidays by trauma and emergency patients, mums delivering babies, people with blood conditions and cancer patients.

To book an appointment call 13 14 95,  book online at or on the DonateBlood app.