Local Life Savers

Local Life Savers

They may not be the type that wear red swimsuits and run on the beach but people around our community that donate blood are lifesavers. I am very passionate about this as last year my mum had an awful battle with Leukaemia. She spent 6 months going through chemo and having a bone marrow transplant. She was overwhelmed and often commented on what a great feeling it was that another human who was a stranger had helped her, when they’d donate blood it meant that my mum was able to be with us for longer. Seeing a bag of blood that some one has donated hanging next to her in a hospital ward day after day makes you realise this is one of the best gifts you can give another human!

Unfortunately my mum lost her battle with Leukaemia a few months ago but I made a promise to her that I would continue to tell people to donate blood and help others!

Today as the proud new owner of the newspaper I am able to do just that. I am going to choose a local lifesaver to shine the light on this good deed with the hope it helps others get out there and make a donation.

– Karina

THIS WEEK’S LOCAL LIFESAVER
Shane has been donating for more than 5 years. He started blood donation every twelve weeks then progressed to plasma, which can be donated every 2 weeks and is also on the bone marrow donation register. Shane is doing his 47th donation next week. Shane McLoud – you are a blood-y legend.

Be like Shane and give Kerry Myers at the Blood Bank a call on 49726357 to book in today!