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Do a bloody good deed. Donate blood today.

No time? No worries!

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So there’s a million things on your mind right now.

You’ve got that essay that you should start due in two days, your nine hour shift tonight, your best mates 21st tomorrow night, you’ve got to meet your trainer at the gym in 10 minutes and you still haven’t watched the last episode of Breaking Bad. And on top of all of that, your car needs a really good wash and your mum keeps asking you to teach her how to use the scanner.

With all those things, you feel like you barely have time to visit your nan, let alone donate blood. Even if you did, you wouldn’t know where to go.

It this sounds like you, I have some good news.

The last episode of Breaking Bad was a little disappointing, so you’re not missing out on anything. But what you are missing out on is the opportunity to save up to three lives in the time that you would have spent waiting for the ‘good part’ of the finale to happen. Afterwards, you get a free feed that doesn’t have anything to do with last night’s leftovers.

Sounds pretty easy, right?

In contrast to popular myth, donating blood actually is pretty easy and convenient, especially if you’re a person who ‘tries to be organised’. The fact that you don’t have to make an appointment (though it is recommended) means that you can donate whenever you find yourself having some spare time.

If you find that your spare time only happens to be whilst your at uni, TAFE, at work or out and about, you’re in luck. Mobile blood donation centres frequently visit many places across NSW to make it more convenient for people to donate blood. Some of the locations include Bondi Beach, Coogee Oval, Olympic Park, Darling Harbour, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, Sutherland Entertainment Centre, UNSW, Ultimo TAFE, Leichhardt Town Hall, Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club, Burwood, Warringah Mall Shopping Centre and Belrose Bunnings.

So whether it be at your local donation centre or whilst you’re soaking in some sun at Bondi, donating blood has never been easier to do. It’s also the easiest and quickest way to save someone’s life.

To find your local donor centre or mobile donor centre, visit http://www.donateblood.com.au/ready-to-donate/donor-centre

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Author: youngbloodcampaign

An initiative to encourage young Australians to become blood donors.

4 thoughts on “No time? No worries!

  1. I don’t think I can give blood for a few years but this has helped me give some information to those “gonna do” friends that have all the excuses for why they are going to do it later. Thanks!

  2. This information is great. So often people consider giving blood but simply do not know where to go. This post is wonderful in terms of letting people know about the various places where they can go to give blood. There really is no excuse not to give blood, it is such a simple yet life saving action that everyone should consider doing.

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