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Council staff save 1203 lives through blood donations

Some of Council's Lifeblood team being presented with the winning trophy from Rosie Barton.

Bundaberg Regional Council staff rolled up their sleeves and banded together in 2020 to help give blood and save lives.

The Lifeblood team made 401 donations last year, taking out the number one spot for the most donations across the region.

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood group account manager Rosie Barton visited some of the team members this week to present the winning trophy.

“The Bundaberg Regional Council group should be really proud of this fantastic achievement,” Rosie said.

“The team donated at our local centre more than 400 times, saving more than 1200 lives.”

Rosie said the Lifeblood competition encouraged businesses and groups to get together and compete in making as many donations possible during each year.

She said it was an important part of raising the numbers of donated blood and plasma.

“About 40 per cent of our donations at Bundaberg Donor Centre come from our Lifeblood teams,” Rosie said.

“You can imagine if we took all of those away we wouldn't be left with many donations.

“That is why it is absolutely imperative to have as many businesses and groups as possible joining in on our Lifeblood competition.”

In 2020 the Council Lifeblood team achieved:

  • A 35 per cent increase in blood donations
  • A 42 per cent increase in plasma donations
  • Five new donors joined the team
  • 1203 lives were saved

To find out more about donating blood or plasma, visit the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood website.

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