Happy World Blood Donor Day to all those blood donors in our communities, for their selfless generosity and life-saving donations.
This year’s theme is “Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often.”
It focuses on patients requiring life-long transfusion support and underlines the role every single person can play, by giving the valuable gift of blood or plasma.
It also highlights the importance of giving blood or plasma regularly to create a safe and sustainable supply of blood and blood products that can always be available so that all patients in need can receive timely treatment.
Here at NSW Health Pathology, our Transfusion teams manage the safe supply, storage and release of donor blood and blood products from our hospital laboratory blood banks.
We take great care and responsibility to ensure those precious donations get to those who need it most.
We help patients needing blood transfusions due to cancer, surgery, pregnancy and childbirth, anaemia, bleeding disorders, accident or trauma and more.
If you’d like to roll up your sleeves and donate blood, visit visit www.lifeblood.com.au, call 13 14 95 or download the Donate Blood app.
Find out more about our transfusion pathology service here: https://pathology.health.nsw.gov.au/services/pathology/transfusion/