Nazareth Catholic Parish

Grovedale, Torquay and Anglesea

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Have you ever given blood? If not...why not?


A letter arrived at the parish requesting blood donors, to meet the need for blood products over the holiday break. Please read and give it some thought.

Hi there,

I am writing to you to see if your Parish Community would like to support blood donation this Christmas, as Geelong needs more blood donors to ensure our blood supply remains where it needs to be. I understand that this a very special time of the year, to celebrate the joy of Christmas, but sadly there are still many patients right across Geelong (and Australia) that will be relying upon blood donations this Christmas. For this reason, our local Blood Donor Centre will remain open and needs 460 more blood donors between 26 December and 2 January. The need for blood never takes a break!

The Geelong Blood Donor Centre needs 460 more blood donors between 26 December and 2 January. They need you!

Patients right across Geelong (and Australia) will be relying upon blood donations this Christmas; blood will be needed by road accident patients, pregnant mums, cancer patients and even premature babies. The need for blood does not take a break.

If you cannot make it in in December, the need continues in January, so please book your appointment to give blood then.

To make an appointment call 13 14 95 or visit Australian Red Cross Blood Service, or read about what you need to know about giving blood.