M Gardner, Byron Bay
Vampires house-sharing in the mockumentary What we do in the shadows is getting international attention. While everyone is so interested in those fictional types who rely on fresh blood, please consider true-life types who need it too. You can help by becoming a true-life repeat blood donor.
As the winter flu season begins every blood type is needed and O-negative is especially needed for babies. If you’re 18 to 70 years old take the eligibility quiz online at https://www.donateblood.com.au.
Twice each month the Red Cross Blood Mobile is at the Cavanbah Centre on Ewingsdale Road. Ring 13 14 95 to make an appointment. The hour you spend and the blood you share will save three lives.
I’m reminding everyone about blood donations because, to my astonishment, I am now depending on a transfusion each fortnight. How did I end up with a bone-marrow cancer with severe anemia and a dangerously low white blood cell count? Who knows!
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service manages a safe, high-quality supply. Every drop is volunteered. This saves the lives of thousands of people. Please help.