Ann Harvey, Group Account Manager for Tasmania, Lifeblood, Australian Red Cross.
Ann Harvey, Regional Partnerships Group Account Manager, is a popular speaker at Rtary clubs around Tasmania, including our own. Here is a brief account of her presentation to our club.
Now is the time to give the gift of life
Every week Australian Red Cross Lifeblood needs 31,000 donations nationally to support Australia’s blood supply so we want members of Rotary in Tasmania to join in and make a difference to Australian patients in need.
Between 14th December and 10th January Lifeblood Donor Centres in Burnie, Devonport, Hobart and Launceston have around 1300 appointments to fill.
75% of those bookings are for plasma donation – plasma can be made into 18 different life changing products which can be used to treat cancer patients and those with auto-immune diseases. Even if you are a new donor, you can make plasma your first donation which will also allow you to donate more frequently.
The perfect Christmas gift that doesn’t cost a thing
As wonderfully uplifting as the season of giving is, it comes with a certain pressure to put a special gift (and unique and meaningful and personal) under the tree. In short, wrapping up socks can leave some of us feeling like we’ve under-delivered.
So, Lifeblood has come up with something wonderful to get you through the season — it’s called the Gift of Life.
Give the Gift of Life this Christmas
Anyone who donates in December will receive a festive card to give to someone special this Christmas saying you gave blood on their behalf. So, that’s one special, unique, meaningful and personal Christmas gift ticked off the list. So long, socks!
Book your life-changing gift
To check your eligibility and make an appointment to donate download the DonateBlood APP, book via lifeblood.com.au or call 131495.
Want to make a small group booking for your team? Just call 1300886524. Remember whether you donate as a small group or as individuals your donation will count towards our Rotary District 9830 team tally.
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Roslyn Teirney is Director of Public Image of Rotary Club of North Hobart.