Red Cross calling on the Barossa for donations

One in three Australians will require blood at one point in their life, the Red Cross reveals.
One in three Australians will require blood at one point in their life, the Red Cross reveals.

The Red Cross Blood Service will be visiting the Barossa in September this year and residents are being encouraged to come out and donate blood. 

The Mobile Blood Donor Centre will be visiting from Monday September 3 to Friday September 7 at the Soldier Memorial Hall in Nuriootpa.

The Red Cross are looking for donors over the age of 18, who are not pregnant or just gave birth. A quick eligibility test can be done here to find out if you have the opportunity to make a life saving donation. 

Donors have the choice of donating blood and/or plasma. Plasma is important for the treatment of serious burns, cancer, and protection for people with brain or blood disorders. You can donate plasma as often as every two weeks, and blood every 12 weeks.

Each donation can save three lives. 

Full visiting details:

Soldiers Memorial Hall, 46 Murray Street, Nuriootpa

  • Monday 3 September: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 4 September: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 5 September: 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 6 September: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday 7 September: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm