The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is in desperate need of Plasma donations.
Stocks are low right across Queensland. In Toowoomba and the Southern Darling Downs 350 donors are required this month to meet patient needs. A similar number of donors are required in Logan.
Lifeblood are appealing to all Queenslanders to pull-up their sleeve and donate because a further 6,000 plasma donations are required before the life-saving “yellow” part of blood is at critically low levels.
Plasma is used in the treatment of cancer, immune disorders, haemophilia, trauma, and kidney disease.
Every week 7,400 plasma medications and transfusions are sent to hospitals in Queensland with a growing number of patients relying on them for the treatment of cancer, immune disorders, haemophilia, trauma, and kidney disease.
Lifeblood spokeswoman Jennifer Campbell-Case says Plasma is the body’s natural wonder drug: Lifeblood-plasma shortage video
To make an appointment or learn more about donating plasma, call 13 14 95 or visit lifeblood.com.au.