Spend an hour, save three lives!

There are still more than 45 appointments available in Gladstone over the next 2 weeks for whole blood donations

After losing the State of Origin series for the first time in 13 years, the opportunity is there to regain some pride in the Maroons and prove that Queenslanders have the bigger hearts.

You can show your support online at www.donateblood.com.au/NRL. Not only will your donation help to save 3 lives, but it could mean victory in the interstate contest!

Around 9 million Australians are eligible to donate blood but only around 500,000 actively do so. With this in mind, over 22,000 new donors will be needed in Queensland this year to ensure patient demand for blood and plasma products is met both now and into the future, including more than 580 in Gladstone.

If you do not have a donation appointment to please try and make one as soon as they are able at the Gladstone Donor Centre, on the grounds of the District Hospital.

Each donation will help save the lives of 3 people, will change the lives of countless loved ones, and only takes an hour of your time. Anyone thinking of donating is urged to call 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au for more information and to book their appointment time