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Health Benefits of Blood Donation

You’re not just saving lives!

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I came across this really cool article that lists the surprising health benefits of blood donation.

  1. Free health check up. This can help you to uncover any potential health problems that you might not be aware of.
  2. Reduce harmful iron stores. Hemochromatosis is a disease that causes an iron overload and is labeled as the most common genetic disease among Caucasians.
  3. Reduce risk of heart disease. Regular blood donations help to keep the levels of iron in the body in check, especially in males. This has shown to reduce heart disease.
  4. Burn calories. One time blood donation helps you shed 650 Kcal. This can aid you in your body weight control measure.
  5. Reduce risk of cancer. Excess iron has also been associated with an increased risk of cancer. Hence, theoretically donating blood frequently can help lower risk of cancer.

To find out more how you can donate blood, plasma and platelets in Australia, please call the Red Cross Blood Service at 13 14 95 or visit their website.

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National Blood Donor Week

Roll up your sleeve for a good cause!

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This week is the National Blood Donor Week and I urge everyone to generously roll up your sleeve to help save lives and to give back to the community. Blood donation has always been a cause close to my heart and home because when my maternal grandmother was diagnosed with cancer, so many anonymous legend rolled up their sleeves and give the gift of life. No words can ever describe how grateful my family and I was. Their selfless act has allowed our family to spend more Christmas and celebrate more birthdays together.

Find out more on how you can donate blood, plasma and platelets to help save lives by calling 13 14 95 or visit the website.

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Learn More About (RED)

Learn and help educate others!

In this short video, learn how you can be part of this global organisation to help fight AIDS and stop the transmission of HIV from HIV-positive mothers to their children. Together we can be powerful enough to stop this and be a generation that put an end to AIDS. Together we can help turn more funerals into more birthdays and celebrate life.

For more information on how you can help to combat AIDS, visit (RED) today.

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Donate Blood This Easter!

Make this Easter a meaningful one!

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Whilst most Australians will sit down and enjoy our long Easter weekend eating hot cross buns, please do not forget that 1 in 3 Australians still needs the generosity of blood donors to help them keep going with their lives. If you want to make this year’s Easter a meaningful one, step up your game and donate blood, plasma or platelets. Your donation will help Australians to spend another festive season with their loved ones.

Find out if you are eligible to donate here and to make an appointment simply call 13 14 95.

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Your Blood Save Lives

Be a true Aussie and lend a helping hand to a mate!

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Red Cross Blood Services has recently shared this picture about Sadie who is battling leukemia. Do you know that whether you are donating whole blood, plasma or platelets in one way or another you are helping people like Sadie? Please be generous, roll up your sleeve and donate blood to save lives.

I also hope companies will support this important cause and provide employees time off to donate their blood and help save lives.

For more information please call the Australian Red Cross Blood Services at 13 14 95.

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Donate Blood in 2017!

And help save lives!

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If you have not had a new year resolution yet, make sure you add lives saving to your resolution this year. Join me and many volunteers around Australia to donate blood, plasma and platelets. Every donation counts and can help to save countless lives!

Find out how you can do good by calling 13 14 95 or visit Red Cross Blood Service.

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Donate Blood This Christmas!

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I am always proud to tell others that I am a blood and plasma donor with the Red Cross Blood Services. I urge everyone to consider to be a donor to help save lives. One in every three Australians needs blood or blood related products donations throughout their entire life. Find out how you can donate here or search Donate Blood.

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#EndItForGood

 

(RED) has always been a non-for-profit organisation that I support. Today, the foundation has helped over 20 million people and the work should not cease there. The foundation provides free medication to many less fortunate people affected by HIV. Most of them are innocent babies who inherit HIV from their parent(s). In this new video, it is so touching to see these children are shining despite being affected by HIV. By purcasing product (RED) merchandise, you are helping the foundation to reach out to more people affected by HIV. With medication, it can cease the transmission of HIV from mother to baby. Together we can be the generation to #EndItForGood.