It has come into notice that the Australian Red Cross Blood Service is facing a shortage in its blood stocks. In regard to this, a national campaign has been initiated in which the union members are being urged to donate blood.
According to last week's blood supply reports, the Red Cross had only 2.2 days supply of blood across Australia and less than one day's supply of O-negative blood.
There are certain Transfusions campaigns that are operated by Unions NSW and NSW Nurses Association (NSWNA), on the north and mid north coast. This week, all of their union members are being called upon to donate blood so that the stock could be increased for regularizing the blood supply.
As said by NSWNA general secretary, Brett Holmes "I know hundreds, if not thousands, of union members in the area are keen to do their bit to lift the blood donation rate in NSW".
He also added that there exist a massive network in NSW and if it is tapped for this genuine cause, then very soon, this problem of blood supply shortage can be resolved.
Just one hour from your hectic agenda can save up to three lives. And Holmes is pretty confident that almost all the union members in northern NSW will join this campaign and contribute to this human cause.